Lalit Modi announces ‘new beginning’ with Sushmita Sen, calls her ‘my better half’

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No sooner than former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi announced that he is dating Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen in a social media post, the internet went into a meltdown.

On Thursday event, Lalit Modi took to Twitter to announce that he started a “new beginning” with Sushmita Sen and posted a series of mushy photographs.

“Just back in london after a whirling global tour #maldives # sardinia with the families – not to mention my #betterhalf @sushmitasen47 – a new beginning a new life finally. Over the moon (sic),” Lalit Modi tweeted.

The post created a lot of frenzy on social media, with many speculating if the duo are going married. However, the ex-IPL chairman, who referred to Sushmita Sen as his “better half,” soon clarified that the two are “just dating”.

“Just for clarity. Not married – just dating each other. That too will happen one day,” he said.


Meanwhile, in December 2021, the former Miss Universe announced her break up with longtime model-actor boyfriend Rohman Shawl on Instagram. Sharing a picture with him, she posted, “We began as friends, we remain friends!! The relationship was long over…the love remains!! #nomorespeculations #liveandletlive #cherishedmemories #gratitude #love #friendship. I love you guys!!! #duggadugga.”

On the other hand, Sushmita Sen’s father Shubeer Sen was contacted in Kolkata regarding Sushmita Sen’s marriage. However, Shubeer Sen said he spoke to his daughter on Thursday morning but there was no mention of Lalit Modi in the conversation. “We spoke about daily affairs. I do not know of any marriage,” he said.

In an interview, Sushmita Sen’s brother Rajeev Sen said he was “pleasantly surprised” to hear the news. He said he will speak to his sister about this.

Meanwhile, Lalit Modi and Sushmita Sen have known each other for quite some time now. Back in 2011, Sushmita Sen had thanked the former IPL boss on Twitter for getting her account verified.

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has also reacted to the news. On Lalit Modi’s Instagram post with Sushmita Sen, Ranveer dropped a red heart and nazar amulet emojis in the comment section.

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