Danish badminton doubles star thrives in ongoing Indian Open Super Series as his actress girlfriend cheers on from the stands
New Delhi: Danish badminton player Mathias Boe, who won a men’s doubles match at the India Open, is always eager to play in India. And why not, especially if his girlfriend, Indian actress Taapsee Pannu comes to cheer for him during his matches here.
Actress Tapsee Pannu
The Chashme Baddoor star came to support the Olympic silver medallist during his match with partner Carsten Mogensen yesterday.
Denmark’s Mathias Boe
Sitting quietly on court side late in the evening in an almost empty Siri Fort Sports Complex, as Boe’s match was the last of the day, the 26-year-old actress clapped for each point Boe won.
Asked by IANS after his match if the Dane was ready to comment on his relationship, a broadly grinning Boe evaded the question saying, “I don’t have any comments on that one,” and left as soon as he could.
It is a well-known secret in the badminton circles that Boe is dating Taapsee. They met during the inaugural Indian Badminton League last year, where Boe was part of the Lucknow-based team Awadhe Warriors and Taapsee was the brand ambassador of Hyderabad Hotshots, who eventually won the tournament.
Though Tapsee has not yet admitted to the relationship, the 33-year-old Dane had posted a photograph of the two together a few months back on Twitter, with the line: “My beautiful gf@tapsee.”
Boe visits film sets
It was also rumoured that Boe had come to visit Taapsee, who has mostly acted in Telugu films, on the sets of another upcoming Bollywood film — Running Shaadi.com.
The duo make it a point to regularly stay in touch through online microblogging platform Twitter.
Starlet Taapsee Pannu is a top techie too
Taapsee Pannu hails from Ashok Vihar, Delhi but has made Mumbai her home in a bid to promote her Bollywood career. She is a graduate in computer science engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and has worked as a software engineer before entering the film world.
She began with films in the South and featured in the Telugu flick Mr Perfect and Tamil film Aadukalam. Last year she made her Bollywood debut in David Dhawan’s Chashme Baddoor and will next feature with Running Shaadi.com alongside Amit Sadh. Interestingly, Taapsee has developed ‘fontswap’, an application for the iPhone.