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Sania, Shoaib's families begin wedding preparations

india Updated: Apr 08, 2010 21:33 IST
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Shoaib Malik

With the controversy over Shoaib Malik's past put to rest, both the families of the Pakistani cricketer and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza have started preparing for the April 15 marriage.

Seven of Shoaib's family members, including his mother, arrived at the Hyderabad airport for the high profile wedding.

Sania's mother and others welcomed the visitors from Pakistan with flowers.

The residence of the Mirzas in posh Film Nagar in Hyderabad was abuzz with activities.

Relatives and friends of the Mirzas have sent sweets and flowers to wish the family on the occasion of the wedding.

Shoaib's family members are also taking part in the preparations.

Sania's father Imran Mirza also got down to the task of preparing for the much awaited wedding. Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran Malik and the cricketer's younger brother were seen going out with Imran.

The Mirzas have started distributing invitations for the wedding and the reception scheduled to be held at the Taj Krishna hotel in Hyderabad.

The controversy over the marriage of Shoaib to local girl Ayesha Siddiqui came to an end on Wednesday after a compromise formula being worked out.

Malik formally divorced Ayesha following which she withdrew the police complaint filed against him.