Expressing her grief over spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), singer-actress Sophie Choudry, a cricket fan, says it is "heartbreaking" to see such "criminal activity". Three Rajasthan Royal players, including India pacer S. Sreesanth, have been arrested in connection with spot fixing. Actor Vindu Dara Singh has also been arrested.
"It's heartbreaking. I am a huge cricket fan, I am somebody who has lived life by honesty. I hate cheating more than anything. It's really heartbreaking," Sophie said here on the sidelines of a screening of the movie "Ishkq in Paris".
"Of course it's a criminal activity. It is really sad as because of such acts, the image of your heroes goes on falling," she added.
Asked about her reaction on Sreesanth, she said: "It is sad Sreesanth has destroyed his career. He is a talented player.
"It just shows how a one-minute mistake can change your whole life."
It's a sad time for cricket, say celebs
Three Rajasthan Royal players, including India pacer S. Sreesanth, have been arrested by Delhi Police in connection with spot-fixing. Later Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa was arrested by the Mumbai police in connection with the scam busted May 16.
"I am heartbroken because I have watched the IPL and I am a very big Mumbai Indians fan. I am heartbroken and I don't think I am in a position to comment. I just feel sport should not get tainted by such things. It's very sad," film director Nikhil Advani told reporters Thursday when asked about the spot-fixing scandal.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the first-look launch of his directorial venture "D-Day". It stars Arjun Rampal and Irrfan.
When asked, Arjun said: "It's disgusting... cricket is like a religion to our country and when corruption comes out so openly, you feel so disappointed that cricket has to go through that for money. It's a sad time for cricket."
Irrfan, who was with Arjun and Advani at the event, said that for him "it was not a surprise as you can make out things are corrupt".
The IPL final is on May 26.