Lakshmi denies Dhoni link up

Tamil actress Lakshmi Rai has been in the news and though they’re not exactly for the right reasons, she would yet have made the ladies jealous. What with the girl having been linked to Indian cricket’s pin-up, skipper MS Dhoni. Lakshmi, it was supposed, even met MS Dhoni in Chennai at the hotel where he was put up for the Test match. But alas, as it often happens with news that the rumour mills generate, Lakshmi vehemently denies it. “No. I didn’t meet him during this tour since I was busy shooting elsewhere,” says Lakshmi, who claims that the rumours of link ups with Dhoni had died down, only to resurface with the Test match being played at Chennai. “The rumours are baseless,” she categorically states, explaining, “They started when I participated in a couple of events with Dhoni during the IPL campaign. There were more rumours after he came for my birthday party.” Lakshmi accepts that Dhoni and she are ‘just good friends,” but denies anything beyond that. “We struck a chord during the IPL. But like others, we don’t need to keep in touch every day,” she says. In the same breath, she denies a link up with speedster Sreeshanth too. “We met for a
photo shoot for a Malayalam magazine but some people selectively used the photos to substantiate their groundless speculations,” she clarifies. At the moment, she’s basking in the success of her Tamil hit film Dhaam Dhoom and is also excited about her other Kollywood films. “I play a significant role in Muthirai,” says the actress.