Sania Mirza’s ‘unacceptable’ demands to be chief guest include chartered plane, expensive make-up kit

The demands were reportedly made by Sania Mirza's personal assistant after the star accepted the invitation.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: December 3, 2015 11:33 am
Sania Mirza, Sania Mirza India, India Sania Mirza, Sania Mirza make up, Sania Mirza plane, Sania Mirza pictures, Sania Mirza photos, Tennis News, Tennis Sania Mirza or any of her aides are yet to react to the controversy. (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul)

If Sania Mirza was not present as the chief guest of Madhya Pradesh government’s annual sports awards, blame it on her make-up kit worth Rs 75,000 and a chartered plane, neither of which was provided to her.

The award function originally slated for Saturday had to be rescheduled to Tuesday when the sports department dropped the idea of inviting her and settled for badminton coach Pullela Gopichand instead.

MP Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje told reporters that she respected the tennis player but found her demands unacceptable.

The demands were reportedly made by Sania’s personal assistant after the star accepted the invitation. The star or any of her aides are yet to react to the controversy.

If the sports department is to be believed, the demands made on Sania’s behalf included the make-up kit, a chartered plane to ferry her to Bhopal and back and five business class tickets for her assistants. It’s unclear how much money she demanded as fees.

“We pay for economy class air ticket, accommodation in a star hotel and local transport,’’ a sports department official said adding Gopichand agreed for this and so did Saina Nehwal who attended the function in the past.

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  1. B
    Dec 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm
    Bibdi ke nakhre hazar
    1. T
      Dec 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm
      The truth is MP sports minister Yashodhara Raje offered Sania to pay RS.7.5 lakhs and then demanded that Sania pay her back RS.7 lakhs as black money. Sania did not accept to Yashodhara Raje's demand. To preempt that news reaching the media, Yashodhara released this press release. Fools don't read between lines. They are so dumb to believe what is paid news. Unfortunate that I.E. accepts such bribe.
      1. P
        Dec 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm
        And where is her side of the story? Isn't that the basics of any print worthy news report? Really Indian Express, your standards are dropping rapidly and by the day. Or is your bias finally showing?
        1. S
          Dec 2, 2015 at 9:14 am
          well done she deserve kick and who ever had taken this action deserve my salute he should be awarded a medal keep of the good work I am proud of this person, I wish some one will take stand against babus
          1. A
            Dec 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm
            Intolerance is rising in india
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