Riya said, "I was present as a guest in the IPL's inaugural match. And I know all of the organizers of IPL very well, including Lalit Modi. It was our mutual love for cricket that got us together. As a Brand Ambassador of the website, I am supposed to attend at least 5 matches, but I am planning to attend much more than 12 matches, subject to I am not working (shooting) at that time." When asked about her role as a Brand Ambassador of the website, she explained, "My role requires me to be present at the IPL matches, interact with the cricketers, and post my reactions and views on the site."
Lastly, when we quizzed her about which team she supported, without battling an eyelid, she says, "Since I am from Kolkatta, it is but natural that I will be rooting for the Kolkatta Knight Riders!"