Is Britney Spears really dating Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, as some celebrity news publications and sites have reported this week?
Are they planning on spending New Year's together? Was she even in India over the past week and a half? What is the nature of their relationship?
India's Daily Times spoke to Sandip Soparrkar, his business partner Jessy Randhawa, the hotel where Britney was supposed to be staying, security forces that would normally provide cover for a star of her status, and got to the bottom of it.
It appears the pop star was in fact there for two days, Soparrkar's partner says, despite the strange lack of any Britney Spears photos to prove it.
Any real ones, that is. There is this obvious fake circulating, which is actually an old picture of Britney and Neil Patrick Harris (see comparison) ...
As for the timeline of Britney's whirlwind trip to India, "She came in late Friday night. Saturday morning. She left this morning (on December 29) at about 2-2:30 am. She came, she rehearsed and she left," Randhawa said.
Asked for comment, Sandip strenuously denied having anything romantic to do with Britney - who he did work on "Womanizer" with, but who says he did not meet at Madonna's 50th birthday party this year, as the rumors say.
But then who’s spreading these stories and sending fabricated pictures like the one above - which was circulated via Sandip's own email account?
The choreographer points the finger at one well-connected person ...