Most hurdles crossed, Sania and Shoaib are now set to come together in a holy matrimony. The known cost of divorcing his ex-wife is Rs 15,000. But there're reports suggesting that Shaoib has paid a good 15 crore to buy his independence.
Frantic negotiations anchored by several Muslim leaders, including cricketer-cum-MP Mohd Azharuddin, Andhra Pradesh minorities welfare minister Mohammed Ahmadullah, and Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Abid Rasool Khan. The matter was resolved and Ayesha's family has withdrawn all cases against Shoaib lodged with Hyderabad police.
Sources say that officially, Ayesha will get Rs 5,000 as mehr for three months during the Iddat period as alimony according to the Sharia law. And Ayesha's family emphatically denies any additional money changing hands.
But speculation is rife that Shoaib has agreed to pay Rs 12 crore to Ayesha and her family and another Rs 3 crore towards sundry 'costs.'