Mirza ended an engagement to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza the same month, citing incompatibility.
A reception is planned in Lahore, Pakistan, in mid-April and Mirzaâs parents and sister applied in New Delhi for a Pakistani visa yesterday, said sources.
The couple are sporting royalty in their home countries and reportedly first met as recently as January.
Malik, 28, is thought to have bumped into her when the Pakistan squad was on tour in Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, and Mirza was in the city for a tennis tournament.
The Muslim player has been criticised by conservative elements of the Indian community for competing in short skirts and sleeveless shirts.
MUMBAI: Tennis ace Sania Mirza recently opened up about the secret to her successful marriage with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and also shed light on rumours of her dating Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor back in the day, in a recent episode of .
Dont forget to also enjoy the funny act of Shahrukh with Shoaib Malik just after the performance....
âThe news of me marrying to Sania is true,â Malik posted on Twitter.
Not one to let go of the topic, Karan Johar then asked her whether rumours about her dating Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor, way before she got hitched to Shoaib, were true.âInshallah will get married in April.â The 23-year-old tennis star said her wedding day would be âthe biggest day of my lifeâ but asked for privacy âat this very personal moment in my lifeâ.The marriage has attracted attention because Pakistan and India have fought three wars since 1947, with relations recently hit by the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.According to the rumour mills, Ram Charan Teja is suspected to be the reason behind Sania-Shoaib break up.Yes, the news of differences and separation of the couple has been doing rounds from few months now.
Sanaan Mirza's weight was probably much more for the health of Shoaib Malik, so she looked up with suspicion, but Sania laughed saying it was your own statement on which Shoaib Malik says, 'I have been mistaken'.