Shoaib, Sania and Ayesha-whats real and whats not?

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Shoaib Malik Ayesha Siddhiqui Sania and Sohrab Sania MIrza

Its not been long when whole world was in rage over headline that mom tweeted when son was drowning, without knowing the actual story and timings. Not a new thing to world now, where tweets are already being taken as official statements from celebrities and get reactions in same ways. And then we see Shoaib Malik tweeting about wedding with Sania Mirza (though later we hear that Shoaib is not on twitter though the news is true. Really too much twists in the story) ….. but wait “is the story only this much?

Not sure about the course of events or if some news might have surfaced in past as well, but trying to bring the story as it came.

  1. Sania come to be most searched Indian personality on web in Pakistan.
  2. Sania get engaged with childhood friend Sohrab on July 10, 2009.
  3. Sania announces that she will not be playing Tennis any more after marriage.
  4. After a media rage, Sohrab denies the earlier stand and says she will continue to play.
  5. Speculations start about Sania not being interested in marriage with Sohrab anymore.
  6. Citing difference of opinions between two, the engagement get scrapped.
  7. Shoiab Malik’s alleged twitter account confirms news related to him and Sania on March 29, 2010.
  8. Sania Mirza’s Facebook account status confirms the same on day next, but says Shoaib not on twitter.
  9. First controversy sparks when Pakistan Tennis Federation Chairman Abbas stated that, Sania has to represent Pakistan only as she will become a citizen of Pakistan after her marriage. Though reverted back the statement later on
  10. A girl named Ayesha surfaced saying that Shoaib already has married her 6 years ago, when he was 20 years old. A series of telephonic interviews take over on all channels heating up the debate that is Shoaib any match for the fat and not that good looking girl?

Since then we seen so many telephonic interviews of Ayesha sometimes citing Nikahnama, sometimes showing Trophies won by Shoaib with her, sometimes saying that she got a miscarriage of Shoaib’s child, claims that she has proofs of their staying at Taj Hotel, statements from family that they just needs divorce nothing else, they file case in police and many including Pakistan’s officials and Sania’s family unite with Shoaib, who is in Hyderabad now till the case resolves.

Find some of the videos around the same controversy ….

There are many videos on the web, one could search for on this topic, many celebrities are catching up saying that its a personal affair of two and other should keep their nose out of it, many opinions on talk shows/ news papers and stories are piling up with each new statement of girl itself.

What’s to take, what’s to leave? Who is gaining, who is loosing? Media will cry, but soon this all will be settled down like once Azhar and Sangeeta marriage issue now forgotten. Soon people will skip fat and not so good looking Ayesha’s crying voice and will catch up with marriage preparations of the celebrity duo. Is this all right? What if Shoaib really felt cheated? or what if she said truth all the time?  Is anything matters?

The story touches me for my own personal reasons. Tried to think from both the sides, but still I didn’t find a respectable place to come out of this controversy without hurting all. What one can do in such a circumstance?

Ayesha Siddhiqui’s version, she meets a young cricket star from other country and felt excited as he likes to talk to her. We will never be sure that did she sent the real pics. Shoaib mentioned but never shown the other pics saying that he don’t want to tarnish the image of the other girl by releasing the pics in public. Also that why Shoaib fallen for her? But in above video (last one), we sure find him blushing, singing and accepting wedding with Ayesha. Ayesha says that he always assured her that “she is not ugly in his eyes, but beautiful in own ways” and Ayesha also says that she gone under plastic surgery to look good for him. She even talks about miscarriage of her child with Shoaib.

She further says that Sania been a family friend of her and Shoaib met Sania through herself only. She and her family adds perhaps once he became famous as cricketer and that too specially hot among girls, then he lost interest with girl, whom he once fallen for by only talking over phone and even then stayed for a while for sake of their relations. Today when he announces marriage with Shoaib, then it becomes a shock for the family, but not that big surprise as already they felt the distances from quite a while and knowing the fact that now nothing will come back, they just wish to get divorce.


Shoaib Malik’s version, Shoaib Malik allegedly married Ayesha Siddiqui through a telephone ‘nikah’ on June 3, 2002. But, in a statement in Karachi on January 21, 2008, Shoaib claimed that no nikah had taken place. The cricketer said his marriage plans with the Hyderabadi girl ended because both families could not reach an understanding on certain issues.

"Yes, I had a long relationship with her and we planned to get married. But no nikah ever took place. In the end, our families could not reach an understanding over various things," Malik had said.

Ayesha’s father, M A Siddiqui, had then said that the family would move court if his daughter did not get a divorce. Pakistani players were even feted to a grand reception by the Siddiqui family in Hyderabad when the team toured India in 2005.

What Shoaib presents is this… he in been a long and good relationship with a girl named Ayesha, whom he never met in person, but call it madness of teenage or whatever, he agreed for a telephonic nikah with her without seeing. He tried meeting her many times, but every times, her maha apa met saying that she has put some weight upon her and wants to take that away first or things like that. Later on realizing that he has been cheated, he made himself away from the family. Though I haven’t verified the same, Shoaib’s Interview with TOI says he already had filed case against Siddhiqui’s family for fraud in 2008 and was under impressions that the matter was settled down right then. A must read as we already hearing and buying much from Ayesha’s side.

Now, he is ready to face all allegations in court to prove him innocent and clear his image.

Question is that what court gonna decide?

Technically speaking, the court case is filed with accusing him for defaming the image of the girl. While Ayesha’s side may piles up many evidences for marriage, Shoaib still has the case as its not he who started this (defaming) at first place and secondly, if they insist that marriage was done, then why didn’t they filed a case, when Shoaib and his family denied two years back about the marriage.

Even if marriage is an issue, then Indian Muslim personal law and Pakistani laws allow Shoaib to marry with more than one wife. So, I wont be surprised about any decision and know that what fate this story will take. There is nothing that court would be deciding and no reasons that either of the parties gonna get any verdict against them.

Though if Shoaib came under IPC 420 as Ayesha’s family trying to do, then sure his side needs to worry, but they will not win the game on moral ground as it will remain the same for them; a lost battle … years back. They know that it cant be a genuine match.

Question is both practical and emotional ….

Changing statements from Shoaib side and in spite of filmy looking story, Ayesha’s side neat statements supported by evidences says a lot. It really hurts being at a girl’s place, who gets rejected only due to the fact that she is not that good looking. It was fine if was at first place, but being in love and relationship for a while and then finding that it was a mistake hurts for sure.

Practical side says that what’s point in being with someone whom you cant relate yourself nor find yourself being with from inside of heart. In place of cheating a spouse its better to be other relationship. And above all, its personal choice of two being married.

What I think?

I really don’t know that I would be able to find myself at one side in this case.

For me, its wrong to get into court or media first. Not only you defame the other one, but defame yourself as well that too for getting nothing … as the other already had moved on or somewhere inside you already know that did right at his/ her place. Yes!! they wanted nothing but a divorce only. But the time was right, if they asked for the same back in 2008 or even if now, then in private not through media. Was that some revenge kind of? What you think will come back, if you defame someone so aggressively? You will gain nothing, neither will let them…

Shoaib is wrong, if he come up with stories like never met, never seen, wrong girl shown etc. It sours the thing and sure doesn’t look acceptable in any practical sense. It make sense if he changed his mind after meeting the girl or after knowing that her appearance not gonna change and he wont be comfortable to be seen with her later on. But it doesn’t make sense firing guns against someone you been in love once.


I didn’t wanted to write over this as already much being said about it on web, but still had my reasons to speak. Hope you all will add your comments to push the conversation further.

Update April 08, 2010

Everyone is coming out with own part of story like this pakpals site presented its kind of truth and even Nikahnama is now public (picture below)

NIKAH7 This site and some other Pakistani sites came up with the story that Shoaib met Ayesha in a restaurant of Dubai in 2001, where he fallen for her pretty friend Maha and later on Ayesha was the one, who kept talking with him posing she is Maha. Reasons to believe on this story is also that what the reason might be that someone would sign an important paper like marriage document with some other name than the official one, which is already on other papers?

Currently, after involvement of many family friends and even a politician, both the parties agreed to a settlement that Shoaib will divorce Ayesha for sake of clearing the way to marry Sania though Ayesha’s father asked to divorce in public. Shoaib agreed to that as well and matter seemed to settled down finally. More of it, though it was being speculated that the settlement may involve a large sum of money, but it was revealed that only part of money was involved Rs. 15, 000/- that was under Sharia.


This makes Sania the second wife of Shoaib, not the first one and still leaves many questions behind that was Shoaib spoke lies all the time or he did divorce just for sake of clearing the name from controversy, which happened coz he believed something else in his innocence?


Still as the video footage shown above says that till the last moments both the parties were not agreed to take any step back by an inch, it opens the speculations that if Shoaib-Sania agreed only for sake of clearing their marriage on April 15, 2010. Perhaps there was no options left for the couple in such a situation, but may be truth will revealed after few months, if the proofs from both the side ever came out to public….


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Chetan Bhagat Vs Amir, VVC and Hirani – FPS Vs 3 Idiots


Amir Khan; The man known as perfectionist, famous for his policy of signing only one film per year only claiming that it helps concentrating on quality, the one man, who really given us hope to achieve Oscar Awards for India, the man, who directorial debut “Tare Zameen Par” still known to be biggest contribution to Indian Cinema in its kind, the man, whose name in credits is kind-of-guarantee for the success. His Lagaan almost made it to Oscars and Ghajini became highest grossing Indian Film of all time. He has worked in only 40 movies (as I know) in span of 36 years (1973-2009), but still known as one of the biggest Indian male actors in front of many actors, who might have done hundreds.


Chetan Bhagat; the man, who really made many of Indians read English novel, who earlier thought that what fun in reading something, if you need to keep a dictionary in side to understand. The Delhi born Ex-IITian, Ex-IIM is known for his unique writing style, which tends to be simple, with linear narratives and vivid storytelling. He has written only four ‘English’ novels (Five Point Someone, One Night @ Call Center, Three Mistakes of my life, Two States), but his each of novel sells like hot cake in this non-English country, which one could compare only with the phenomenon that how Devki Nandan Khatri made millions of people learn Hindi only for reading Chandrakanta and its successor stories.

With my trend of being late into things, here I am back again over issues between Chetan Bhagat and Team 3 Iditots. I was really surprised and even mentioned in my review over the movie that Story writer’s name list should include Chetan Bhagat’s name and “Dont know why not mentioned”, but that time I was not aware that this has already made a big bang across the country and sure it should have been. Legal obligations aside, but for me, on the moral grounds, its insane to write off that Three Idiots only loosely resembles 3-5% with the novel Five Point Someone and so the name of Chetan could not be included and shown in writer’s list.


Complexity of legal contracts aside, whom many of us might not even read completely (for example students living outside may check their room rent agreements and all of us could check our employment letters), most of us still feel assured in light of best practices & moral obligations on the other side only and come to learn the things in hard ways only, so is Chetan. Here is the copy of legal contract in pdf.

The controversy started with the release of movie to theaters, which was 25th December 2009 and after the same, messages of congratulations were not only heading to Amir, VVC and Hirani team, but in kind of more numbers to Chetan Bhagat itself. Thousands of emails of stunned fans writing that why not they are able to see the name of Chetan in credits (Its there for a snap of time, but not in stories sections), were bound to made the novel writer to comment upon.

Chetan, who is also a columnist with Dainik Bhaskar & The Times Of India, and writes on political issues, chosen not to comment over the same through these papers or media and as claimed in his blog post, first attempted to contact Team Three Idiots via mail, SMS and Phone, but probably found them more busy in celebrating the success. Obviously helpless Chetan (might have gone through his contract papers and got to know that technically they can up to an extent), who was not having enough to file a case against them, thought to answer their readers himself and dragging Team Three Idiots into court of morality though his blog posts and tweets and the controversy begin.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani aside, many of the fans might have not expected Amir to comment in this way against legally almost helpless Chetan  Bhagat. But there were many comments from the actors himself, which sure deepen the pain felt by the Author.

Amir Khan’s words

“ He is trying to take away the credit from the film’s writer Abhijat Joshi, which I am very upset about. It is an attempt on his part to try and take the credit away from the person who has actually worked on the script. It’s very unfortunate. There should not be any confusion to anyone that Abhijat is our film’s writer. "

" But in my opinion the credit should be given to Abhijat. For three years, this man has worked on the script. Nobody knows him, but Chetan is a big star. "

" Abhijat has written the script and Raju Hirani worked on it. Raju and Abhijat took the idea from Chetan’s book. The starting point is Five Point Someone, but after that the script has changed entirely. "

Chetan’s replies

“ The only reason it has surfaced after the movie’s release is because Five Point Someone has a few million readers, and when you copy a popular story claiming it as ‘original’ and ‘completely different’, people are going to find out. People did, and so did a lot of media journalists. ”

“ The case is as simple as the makers claiming the story as their own, and clearly it is not. Pre-release, the makers made press statements like the movie is only ‘very loosely’, ‘2%-5% inspired by the book’. After release, those who have read the book and seen the movie (and frankly, I think those are the only people who have the right to comment) find the film to be an adaptation of Five Point Someone. The setting, characters, plotline, dramatic twists and turns, one-liners, theme, message – almost all aspects that make up the story are from FPS. Yes, there are some changes, any adaptation requires that – but it is no way an original story. Leading movie critics have privately admitted to me that the film is 70% the book. Still, don’t take my word for it – go read the book, watch the film. ”

Although Amir Khan and Chetan Bhagat both stopped themselves on writing/ speaking anymore over the controversy, but this controversy still shows the true face of Indian Cinema and reflects that why we are still struggles to get a mere Oscar for any category in years. There are numerous examples of lifted stories from all over the world, which made into top box office hits (likes of Ghajini, Murder etc) and sure one should not get surprised, if VVC shouts over Journalist on calling movie 70% based on Five point someone, after all they paid 11 lacs to Chetan for the story (even if they don’t understand that right to adopt is another thing and right to story is another) at least as Indian Directors really think in this way.

Now, coming to points for which I thought to write my blog post- FPS Vs 3 Idiots


Five Point Someone Three Idiots

Its a story about three students Hari, Ryan and Alok in IIT (Top College of Engineering), who try to cope up/ survive against the monotonic education system.

Its a story about three students Farhan, Rancho and Raju in IEC (Number one college of Engineering), who led by Rancho try to fight up/ survive against the monotonic education system.

The narrator of the movie is Hari, whose status lies between the rest two individuals; revolutionist Ryan and fearful Alok and who finds himself admirer of Ryan from the day one.

The narrator of the movie is Farhan, whose status lies between rest two indiduals; charismatic Rancho and fearful Raju and who finds himself open admirer of Rancho from the day one.

Ryan stands against the hostel ranging from the day one, which marks his introduction into IIT.

Rancho stands against the hostel ranging from the day one, which marks his introduction into IEC.

All three finds themselves standing against the strict HoD, whose son has committed suicide under pressure of making into entrance (the fact, which the HoD come to know only by his own daughter in last part of the story)

All three finds themselves standing against the strict Director, whose son has committed suicide under pressure of making into entrance (the fact, which the Director come to know only by his own daughter in last part of the story)

Alok’s house with invalid father and poor mother with a sister of marriageable age and Maruti car as dowry.

Raju’s house with invalid father and poor mother with a sister of marriageable age and Maruti car as dowry.

“Define Machine” was the question Ryan answered in his ways and was thrown out of class.

“Define Machine” was the question Rancho answered in his ways and was thrown out of class.

Hari get smitten by Neha; the daughter of HoD.

Rancho got smitten by Piya; the daughter of HoD.

Alok jumps out of the institute roof because they are caught stealing papers and get lots of bones broken but still survives the life. The stealing was influenced and helped  by Neha; daughter of HoD and three were caught cause Hari calls Neha from Office Phone.


Raju jumps out of the roof because Professor Virus tells him that he will be expelled from college, if he does not admit that Rancho and Farhan are responsible for his housebreak get lots of bones broken, but still survives the life. But paper stealing scene is also there in the same way here the stealing was influenced and helped  by Piya; daughter of director and three were caught cause Rancho calls Piya from Office Phone.

Character of Venkat;the studios guy for whom Alok leaves his friends so that he could get good grades although suffers badly with him in funny ways. Alok comes back to his friends leaving Chatur when Ryan helps his invalid dad.

Character of Chatur Ramalingam; the studios guy for whom Raju leaves his friends so that he could get good grades although suffers badly with him in funny ways. Raju comes back to his friends leaving Chatur when Rancho helps his invalid dad.

The water tank of the college, where all three used to go out and drink rum & bear there.

The water tank of the college, where all three used to go out and drink rum & bear there.

In his job interview, just came from hospital Alok speaks out from heart in polite and simple ways that why he tried to commit suicide and why his marks gone so bad in fear and Kamal; the selector there still dramatically selects him for the job on his honesty.

In his job interview, just came from hospital Raju speaks out from heart in polite and simple ways that why he tried to commit suicide and why his marks gone so bad in fear and the selectors there still selects him for the job on his honesty.

Few dialouges …
The examiner looked at me as if I had asked for his kidneys

I am not drawing the line, I am making it for a change

Define machine

Few dialouges …
The examiner looked at me as if I had asked for his kidneys

I am not drawing the line, I am making it for a change

Define machine

This is not the end of list for similarities and sure there are many many differences (as one I pointed out that Chetan titled his novel as what not to do in IIT, while Hirani made it to say that how to), but still its not that hard to decide whether the similarity is 3-5% or 70% and who should be given the credits for storyline.
I really recommends you all to buy and read the book (it should be only Rs. 75/- or little more than that), so that could really come to know how life in IIT is and how original work FPS was, why Chetan and his readers feel hurted …. rather than thinking that this controversy is another means of getting publicity for already well known Author or the novel Five Point Someone.