Guy fans were heartbroken in July last year when Hyderabad businessman Sohrab Mirza slipped a Rs 10 lakh diamond solitaire in tennis sensation Sania Mirza’s finger. Less than a year later, it’s a heartbreak again, this time for the couple, as they have called off the engagement citing “compatibility reasons”.
While Sania has been quoted saying that she wishes luck to her ex-beau, her father Imran Mirza said families continue to be friends.
However, rumours about the cause of split are rife, right from Sohrab’s family being uncomfortable with Sania’s friendship with cricketer Irfan Pathan to them not approving of her modern style of dressing. Sania has been linked in the past to Telugu actor Navdeep Pollapolu and Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor.
Friends and family are mum on the matter. Sania’s close friend actress Rakshanda Khan, who was in the forefront at the engagement, too, chose to maintain silence. “I have nothing to say on this since Sania is a very close friend,” she says.
The net-o-sphere is abuzz. Ksnsridhar blogs, “Little sad 2 hear that. Long time friends r incompatible these days.” Posts Fatima2504: “Few days ago Sania Mirza said she will quit the game after marriage. Now she quits the engagement itself.” However, fans who were disappointed at the tennis ace’s engagement, are rejoicing. “Sania engagement broken, wow, and our Sania is with us now,” writes Dr Tripathiji on an Orkut community on Sania, with more than 56,000 members.