Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza spoke as a happily married couple post their reception denying rumours of any sale of rights for their reception coverage.
Shoaib: Marriage has brought happiness but I now have to play the role of a bodyguard as well. I threrfore request the media not to hype it so much. Otherwise, it would be very difficult for us to handle it.
Media Quest: Why Sania did not smile in reception?
Sania: I think the media is making it an issue because they do not have anything much to say right now. It's not a big deal. I am in my husband's country, so naturally I am happy. I can understand that the people here are very excited. Obviously one cannot expect me to smile when being mobbed by people. He was trying to shield me (during reception), I did not know where my mother was. That is when media got the opportunity to take my video. Naturally in such an orderless and chaotic situation, one cannot smile.
Quest: Did you try to sell rights of your marriage reception?
Shoaib: We got offers but we thought we would not give rights to anybody because I feel it is not a good way of earning money. There are other ways of making money. I feel like laughing at news reports that (invitation) cards were sold.