Sania Mirza is currently world number one women's doubles tennis player. She recently released autobiography 'Ace against Odds' which is co-authored by his father Imran Mirza and journalist Shivani Gupta.
The autobiography was released by the popular movie actor Shah Rukh Khan. Since the release of the autobiography Sania Mirza is busy promoting it.
Sania Mirza has been able to hold on to her nerves while playing under tremendous pressure. She has on the other hand also got her own way of giving befitting replies to those who pose questions that do not do justice to her career.
Popular TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai got a strongly worded response from the tennis ace when he asked her during a TV interview, "Amidst all the celebrityhood, when is Sania going to settle down? Is it going to be in Dubai? Is it going to be in any other country? What about motherhood... building a family... I don't see all that in the book, it seems like you don't want to retire just yet to settle down."
Sania's first response was, "You don't think I'm settled?". When Rajdeep further continued and asked, "You don't talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what's life beyond tennis is going to be...", Sania replied, "You sound disappointed that I'm not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time. But I'll answer your question anyway, that's the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face - the first is marriage and then it's motherhood. Unfortunately, that's when we're settled, and no matter how many Wimbledon we win or number ones in the world we become, we don't become settled. But eventually it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I'll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that."
Rajdeep himself had to then apologise and add that he would have not asked such a question to a male athlete. This conversation again raises questions about how long will it take for the modern society to realise that women can feel settled without being married and / or without having babies.
Rajdeep Sardesai has a knack of getting embroiled in tricky situations way too often. He had provoked PM's supporters who had gathered outside Madison Garden, attacked supporter of PM and played the victim game. It was only when the entire video was widely promoted through social media that people came to know that it was Sardesai who had provoked the supporters.
He on the 8th of February 2014 when Narendra Modi was busy campaigning for the Lok Sabha election had indirectly compared Mr. Modi with his dog Nemo.
while Namo travels the country, my Nemo needs to be taken for a walk in the park! Different folks, different priorities! Enjoy the weekend.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 8, 2014
After he was trolled for the tweet he had at that point in time also tendered an apology, "My friend @RonnieScrewvala was right. Should never have Namo and Nemo in same sentence. Apologies to those offended!"
Mr. Sardesai it seems has often been told to mind his words by many but it seems he is not ready to mend his ways. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan had too also ask him not to use the "F" word in his tweet. Mr. Sardesai on the 5th of February 2012 had infamously tweeted, "tonight time to say f off to those who call us 'paid media'. we are journalists, not sensationalists or elitists. gnight."
On 15th of October 2015 he got involved into a spat with actor Anupam Kher on Twitter and had tendered an apology to him too.
You are right sir. deleted because it was personal and below the belt. Not done. Apologies. As for guts, I fear God. https://t.co/S2NMzYZpDI— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 15, 2015
Sania's response at that rate might not have taught a lesson to Rajdeep Sardesai who has habit of tendering ready apologies after uttering things that he should not have in the first place.