MUMBAI: India tennis star Sania Mirza’s marriage to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik seven years ago had attracted plenty of media attention. Now, India cricket captain Virat Kohli tying the knot with celebrated actress Anushka Sharmas generated extreme media frenzy. Mirza had a piece of advice for the couple, saying that while the excessive spotlight was not desirable, it could not be avoided and the star pair would have to deal with it at some point.
“The media hype, I don’t cherish at all. It’s amazing right… Virat and Anushka…everybody’s known they have been together for a long time and what better when two people (who) love each other get married,” Mirza said. “They have gotten married and they realise how much media hype will be around them so they went away to Italy and did it. “But still at some point they will have to face it.
High-profile weddings are always complicated in terms of dealing with so much of outside stuff. “Shaadi gives enough stress anyway. My sister got married and it wasn’t a high-profile wedding but was still stressful,” she added, when asked about the frenzy surrounding the star pair’s wedding which took place in a private function in Tuscany.
“I don’t know (whether I will attend their reception). I am not in the country. I am leaving on December 21. I will be in Dubai,” Mirza said on the sidelines of of the Premjit Lall Invitational Tennis Tournament here. Mirza (below)had wished Virat and Anushka on their wedding day, tweeting, “Awee! congratulations you two .. you look lovely and so so happy .. wish you all the happiness in the world.”