Karaara Jawaab is the word we call it in our desi lingo! This is certainly what ace tennis player Sania Mirza belted out to journalist Rajdeep Sardesai who ruffled the wrong feathers while interviewing here. Rajdeep simply posed a question which Sania found offensive and appears to be challenging her womanhood. And what Sania replied is really a piece to watch out!
Sania who launched her autobiography – Ace Against Odds yesterday was interviewed by veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on a news channel.
However, during the course of the interview, and discussing sport, Sania made a great point about feminism.
Rajdeep spoke to Sania about her career, and about her titles. However, the trouble began when the journo steered the conversation towards her settling down and questioned, “Amidst all the celebrityhood, when is Sania going to settle down? Is it going to be in Dubai? Is it going to be in any other country? What about motherhood, building a family, I don’t see all that in the book, it seems like you don’t want to retire just yet to settle down?”
Sania, who looked least happy with the question posed at her, retorted with an apt reply. “You sound disappointed I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world,” she said, adding, “but I’ll answer your question anyway. That’s the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face – the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones in the world we become, we don’t become settled. But eventually, it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I’ll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that.”
But Sardesai was quick to admit his mistake and apologized for the same. He went a step ahead and gracefully admitted that he wouldn’t have asked the same question to her male counterpart.