- Mirza is married to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik
- She appeared on the show with her Bollywood friend Parineeti Chopra
- The tennis ace said she is proud to be an Indian
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, who married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 12, 2010, recently appeared on a television show with her Bollywood friend Parineeti Chopra. The 30-year-old tennis player who graced the show Yaaron Ki Baraat was asked if her future child becomes a sportsperson, which country will he/she play for?
Mirza, who is often confronted with questions about choice of nation, gave a brilliant answer that it is a far thought.
The tennis sensation appeared on the show hosted by Bollywood director Sajid Khan. "I would like to ask you on behalf of every individual in India and Pakistan, you have been married for six years now, now God-willing you will have kids. If your child goes on to become a sportsperson, will he represent India or Pakistan?", Khan asked.
To this Mirza gave a fitting response. "Honestly, we have never had a discussion on this topic. We actually don't know. Maybe he would not be involved in sports, but become an actor, or a teacher, or a doctor. That's a far thought. I am very proud to be an Indian, and he is very proud to be a Pakistani. But together we are very proud to be husband and wife," she said.
Earlier, when Rajdeep Sardesai asked her about plans to settle down and embracing motherhood, the Hyderabad player said it doesn't matter whether a woman is highly successful in her profession. Society is yet under the notion that a woman must build a family and embrace motherhood. This shows the double standard of the patriarchal society in India, she said.
Her reply had brought to spotlight the mindset of Indian men.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:46 PM IST