Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her husband and Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik are set to star together in a new reality show for Urdu channel. But fans of both athletes are in a bit of shock with this news as there were multiple reports surrounding the couple nearing a divorce after a 12-year marriage.
OTT platform Urduflix on Instagram announced that Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik will be coming together on The Mirza Malik Show. UrduFlix, Pakistan’s first Urdu OTT platform, shared a poster of the show featuring the couple. The post was captioned, “The Mirza Malik Show very soon only on Urduflix.”
The poster has Sania and Shoaib standing with a graphically created Burj Khalifa in the background. The rumours about a possible split between the pair were all over when one of their close friends revealed recently that Sania and Shoaib have already moved apart and only the paperwork regarding the divorce is left. The close friend stated that the couple will be divorced soon as the two are already separated, Zee News Hindi reported.
Another confirmation about the divorce has been given by a member of Shoaib Malik’s team management. According to the reports by InsideSport, the member said, “Yes, they are officially divorced now. I can’t disclose more than that but can confirm that they have separated."
But fans of the couple have had a mixed reaction to the announcement. Several social media users believe that this show is a sign that the couple is not splitting up. While others have criticised the pair for using the divorce rumours as a way to promote their show.
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