Sania Mirza Wedding news

Dia Mirza Denies Marriage With Shoaib Akhtar, Says 'I Don’t Even Know Him'

Dia Mirza was shocked as she started receiving calls congratulating her for deciding to marry Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar.

Reportedly, a Pakistani TV channel Geo TV quoted Dia as saying that her marriage to Shoaib Akhtar would be better than Sania’s. Diya Mirza went on a denial and has stated that she does not have an affair with Shoaib Akhtar and would not tie the knot with him. She has no such plans.

Dia Mirza Denies Marrying Shoaib Akhtar

The Former beauty queen and actress has lashed out, claiming that the reports are false and untrue. Denying the report, the actress said, The news of my wedding with Shoaib Akhtar is absolutely rubbish. It’s a figment of imagination.”

Diya has made a request to the media that she had nothing to do with with Shoaib Akhtar and she doesn’t even know him. Dia also added that she doesn’t has any plans for marriage right now.

Dia went on a denial tweetathon.
I’m in SHOCK! I don’t even know Shoabh Akhtar... surprised such ludicrous talk cn actually make it’s way 2 national news,” read some of her tweets.

Diya Mirza-Shoaib Akhtar To Marry ?

Dia Mirza to Marry Shoaib Akhtar ?
There are rumors all over the web which suggest that bollywood actress Dia Mirza and Rawalpindi express Shoaib Akhtar are having an affair and will soon marry.

Apparently the rumors began after some Pakistani TV Channels quoted Diya Mirza as having said that she and Shoaib Akhtar are very good friends and they are getting married soon. She also is suppose to have added that their wedding will be the biggest marriage of the sub-continent.

Media reports suggest that she further stated that she loves Pakistani cricketers and Shoaib is her ideal man.

When the media tried to confirm the news from Shoaib Akhtar, Rawalpindi Express did not comment. Shoaib Akhtar is waiting for his comeback into the team and after his comeback; they both will make public the relationship in a joint press conference.

However Dia Mirza has denied it all. This news or rumour was spread out by Pakistani News Channel Geo TV.

Bollywood Celebs at The Diesel Store Launch Party

Italian premium brand Diesel wants to replicate its American success story in India. The company, which draws $ 200 million (around Rs 920 crore) in sales in the US markets, sees a similar potential here in the next 10-15 years. The Brand enters India with the Launch of two stores in Mumbai.

Here are Pictures Of Bollywood and Other Indian Celebrities at the Launch Party of the Diesel Stores in Mumbai

Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguly at the Launch Party of Diesel Stores in Mumbai

Newly Wed Sania Mirza With Husband Shoaib Malik.

Amisha Patel and Bother Ashmit Patel

Mahima Chaudhry

Mandira Bedi

Nauheed Cyrusi

Aftab Shivdasani

Anita Hassanandani

Anushka Manchanda

Neeta and Daughter Nishka Lulla

Nikhil Chinappa and his wife Pearl

Siddharth Mallya

Sophie Choudry

Suchitra Pillai

Video of the Diesel Launch Party

After months of buzz, Italian lifestyle brand Diesel has entered the Indian market with two stores stacked with apparels, accessories, footwear, fragrances and shades here.

‘I have always admired Indian people, they are very passionate about what they do and they have an innate fashion taste…We are very excited to be here,’ said Renzo Rosso, president and founder of Diesel, at the launch of the stores Wednesday.

Diesel has partnered with Reliance Brands, a part of the Reliance Industries group.

‘India has been one of our major objectives for the last 5 years. We worked hard to find the right location, the perfect time and the best partner to expand our brand in this country,’ Rosso added.

Darshan Mehta, Reliance Brands’ chief executive, said Diesel will cater to the younger generation.

‘Diesel has spawned a genre of fashion that is an alternative to established luxury and in India it arrives to a throng of hungry fashionable people and a growing generation of cool consumers,’ said Mehta.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik at The Diesel Launch Party

Photographs of newly married Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik at the launch of Italian fashion brand Diesel on April 29, 2010 in Mumbai, India.

Diesel Store Launch at Mumbai, Party Pictures of Sania and Shoaib.

Rahul-Dimpy on Emotional Atyachar, Nikunj Mallik Introduces Rahul To Undercover-Spy Agent Priyanka Nandi

Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguly will feature in an episode of the TV show EMOTIONAL ATYACHAR to be telecast/Aired on 30th April, Friday at 11 PM on UTV Bindaas channel. The Rahul and Dimpy episode is the grand finale of the show which is about infidelity. And Rahul has emerged clean.

Video of Dimpy Ganguly and Rahul Mahajan Talking about the Show Emotional Atyachar

Why Dimpy tested Rahul's loyalty on the reality show?
This is Why Dimpy Ganguly conducted Loyalty test on her husband Rahul Mahajan

Just two months after her marriage to Rahul Mahajan on national television, Dimpy Ganguly is bringing their private life back on the small screen. She tests her husband on a TV show to prove to the world that he is loyal.

Mrs. Mahajan has long heard about Rahul’s alleged philandering ways. She wants her hubby to be ridded of the Casanova tag, thus she approaches the team of emotional atyachar.

Picture of Rahul Mahajan from the show Emotional Athyachar

"I didn't conduct this test because I had any doubt on Rahul. It's just because ever since we have got married, many people have asked me, 'if he is trustworthy, do I find him dependable and why I married him despite his reputation?'. So this was done to shut them up, " Dimpy, 21, said.

The episode featuring flamboyant Rahul trapped between two females will be aired Friday 11 p.m.

"Rahul is the most loving and caring husband and extremely dependable. Now all those people who doubted his integrity can see for themselves, " she said.

Dimpy had pipped 14 contestants and over 16, 500 applicants on Imagine TV's "Rahul Dulhania Le Jaayega" to marry Rahul, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan.

The young model is enjoying every bit of her married life and says she wants to "take it easy" on the professional front.

"This is our courtship period since we didn't get too much time alone before we get married. We're still exploring new things about each other and want to enjoy this time. So I want to take my time to (start) work, " she said.

Nikunj Mallik introduces Rahul to Priyanka Nandi - an EAT (Emotional Atyachar team) agent
Dimpy’s swayamvar competitor Nikunj Mallik is also present in the spy act. It so happens that Rahul Mahajan and Nikunj Mallik bump into each other at pool side of a hotel. After a brief interaction, Mallik introduces Rahul to Priyanka Nandi - an EAT (Emotional Atyachar team) agent.

Nikunj refused to divulge details but said she wasn't aware that the episode will have Rahul being spied upon by Dimpy. She said, "When they approached me for the show, I hadn't a clue that the show will feature them. It was too late by the time I came to know about them and I had already given my consent to the channel."

So does she think Rahul is a changed guy now? "I am of the opinion people don't change. Besides, no guy will stray in a month-old marriage!"

According to some media reports Mallik refused to comment further and only added, “I’m under a contract with the channel. I’m not authorised to speak on it. You’ll have to watch the episode to see the truth.”

The show had earlier embarrassed Raja Chaudhary after his infidelity cost him his relationship with fiancé Shraddha Sharma.

Zara Nach ke Dikha Season 2 (2010) To Have Rakhi Sawant Competing Against Ex-Boyfriend Abhishek Awasthi

Zara Nachke Dikha Episode 1, Sat, May 1, 2010

Zara Nachke Dikha episode 1 unleashes the much awaited battle of the sexes on the dance floor on television. People whom we see daily on our screens will be in a completely different look dancing like never before.

In the very first episode along with grand entries of our Massakali girls and mast kalander Boys each in his own inimitable style, the challenge is thrown open with the following rounds:

The Rounds

The very first round starts off with an open challenge between the Massakalis and the Mast Kalanders. The Khallas round is an attempt to outdo each other in a high energy Jugalbandi. We have two high energy performers Abhishek Awasthi and Sanjeeda Sheikh face to face with each other in a face off. A power packed opening to this war on the dance floor. Catch this exciting performance only on zara nachke Dikha .

Vivel Deo Spirit:
Vivel Deo Spirit round is all about chemistry between the two players. Yes, in this game of competition between massakalis and mast kalanders this round will bring them together in a unique way where they would have to dance together creating some magical moments on stage.

One would imagine Aamir and Sanjeeda to come together for this performance but we have Aamir with Rashmi Desai performing to Oh Girl you're mine. A cute romantic performance but at the end the war continues as they would score separately. Will rashmis charm win over the judges or Will aamir's style score? The revelation would happen on Zara Nachke Dikha.

The Group Act:
The group act challenges the entire boys and girls group to put up their best to win victory as a group. The last round of the Saturday episode saw the boys and girls come up with outstanding performance so much so that the judges could not help but give a standing ovation to the Boys team. An independence day act depicting some historic incidents from our independence movemnet woven into choreography had everyone moved. On the other hand the girls team put an equally enthralling performance using chairs and dancing on one leg. Watch out for these performances in the launch episode of Zara Nachke Dikha

Episode 1 also witnessed some surprise moments apart from the magic created with dance. Abhishek awasthi competing with Rakhi leaves everyone shocked when he says he will always feel the absence of Rakhi in his life. How will Rakhi react to this? You can catch all this only on STAR Plus May 1, 9 pm.

Episode 2, Sun, May 2

In episode 2 the stage is set on fire literally with both the Boys and the Girls team performing fire acts in the zara hatke round. After having injuring themselves for this act during rehearsals they leave evryone spellbound with play with fire.

In the takker round watch the charming Sushant coming head on with the fiery Rakhi Sawant. Who would win? Who would lose? Whether it will be Rakhis adayein or Susshants charm? Which team would get to tag the member of the opposite team remains to be seen in this crucial episode where the winning team would be declared and the losing team might just lose one of its members.

Sania-Shoaib Lahore Reception (Walima) Pictures

Lahore: A reception on Tuesday night for Sania Mirza and her Pakistan cricketer husband Shoaib Malik in the eastern Pakistan city Lahore on April 27, 2010 was cut short after a large number of guests began pressing the couple to pose for pictures with them. Shoaib and Sania left the venue of the walima (reception hosted by the groom's family), the Pearl Continental Hotel, much earlier after some guests began acting in an unruly manner, sources said.
View Photos From The Shoaib-Sania Sialkot Reception Here

Photographs of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik at Their Wedding Reception in Lahore, PakistanSania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik During Their wedding reception in Lahore on April 27, 2010.

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza holds her husband and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik's hand as they arrive at their wedding reception in Lahore on April 27, 2010.

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Shoaib and Sania left the venue of the walima (reception hosted by the groom's family), the Pearl Continental Hotel, much earlier after some guests began acting in an unruly manner, sources said.

The event was better organised than another reception held for the couple in the cricketer's hometown of Sialkot on April 25.

Sania, wearing a flowing gown, and Shoaib, clad in a dark suit, waved to television cameras and fans as they entered the venue of the walima with their relatives.

Only two former Test cricketers — Wasim Bari and Aamir Sohail — attended the ceremony.

Mr. Bari was the head of an inquiry committee that announced stiff punishment for seven cricketers, including Shoaib, for on-and-off field problems.

An invitation was reportedly sent to Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt, but he preferred not to attend, the sources said.

PCB chief invited

Punjab Governor Salmaan Taser, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani's son Abdul Qadir, Federal Sports Minister Aijaz Jakhrani and Population Welfare Minister Firdous Aashiq Awan were among the high-profile guest who attended the event.

“Marriage diplomacy”

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Awan said such “marriage diplomacy” would improve people-to-people contacts between Pakistan and India.

She hoped this relationship would melt the ice between the two countries.

Mr. Jakhrani congratulated the couple and prayed for their success.

Fair chance to prove innocence

He said Shoaib would be given a fair chance in an inquiry to prove his innocence.

Shoaib and other top Pakistani cricketers punished by the cricket board had filed appeals with an appellant tribunal that will begin its hearing on Friday.

Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran Zafar was conspicuous by his absence at the walima. The brother-in-law was blamed for the mismanagement of the reception in Sialkot.

In accordance with the rules of the Punjab government that banned the serving of more than one dish at wedding functions, guests were served a chicken korma with rice and naans and a dessert.

Dimpy Ganguly Conducts Emotional Atyachar on Rahul Mahajan, Puts Him Through a Loyalty Test.

Rahul - Dimpy on Emotional Atyachar: Dimpy Ganguly wanted to know how loyal her husband Rahul Mahajan is to her so she conducted a very public loyalty test of him via(for) the TV show Emotional Atyachaar on UTV Bindass. Nikunj Malik, one of the finalists of 'Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega' was one of the undercover agents sent to test Rahul's dedication to his wife.

Rahul Mahajan and Dimpy Ganguly to feature on the show Emotional Atyachaar as Dimpy sets out to find out how Loyal Rahul is to her.

It's not even two months that they have had a very public marriage, but reality show star Rahul Mahajan's wife Dimpy is seeking an equally public assurance about her husband's loyalty and has set out to test him.

The 21-year-old model and actress, who married Rahul, 35, on a reality show in March this year, conducted the test on him via the show Emotional Atyachaar on UTV Bindass.

The reality show allows men and women to conduct an anonymous loyalty test on their respective partners with the help of an undercover agent sent on behalf of the channel.

Nikunj Mallik, one of the finalists of 'Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega' - the show which ended in Rahul and Dimpy's marriage, was one of the undercover agents sent to test Rahul's dedication to his wife.

What is the Television Show Emotional Atyachar All About

Do you have a nagging feeling that your partner might be cheating on you? Or perhaps you think that your best friend’s girlfriend is not being entirely honest with him? Now Bindass gives you the opportunity to discover the truth for yourself- once and for all, and avoid future emotional atyachar. Chances are your partner will come out smelling of roses, or if you’re unlucky, you may see some stuff that is kind of tough to see and hard to believe! If you, or someone close to you, thinks the love of your life could have too much of a roving eye, get in touch with the ‘Emotional Atyachar’ Crew. We will test the truth and show it to you! Here finally is a show that gives you a chance to check out whether he (or she) is really that into you.

‘Emotional Atyachar’ brings raw emotion to TV like never before. As one partner’s actions are caught on hidden cameras, the other is watching what happens. If it all gets too much, there is a button which he or she can press during the live streaming to bring a halt to the proceedings, then leave the studio and meet his or her partner. The biggest question is which way the pendulum will swing- will true love conquer all?

Watching the show from the comfort of their homes, viewers will be on the edge of their seats, as the action unravels during this path breaking reality show.

Bindass ‘Emotional Atyachar’ takes the concept of love and fidelity to a whole new level, revealing the real truth behind relationships on national television.

SRK and Wife Gauri, Owners of IPL Franchise ‘KKR' Get Show-Cause Notices

NEW DELHI: Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri, who promote IPL franchise ‘Kolkata Kinght Riders’, and Jaipur IPL Cricket that promotes ‘Rajasthan Royals’ have been issued showcause notices for alleged violation of the Companies Act.

Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan in Trouble.

“After expiry of notice period, criminal proceedings will be filed against the companies and the directors,” the Registrar of Companies (RoC), Mumbai, informed the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

The notices were issued to the companies and their promoters and directors for not filing mandatory yearly returns.

The MCA, on last Wednesday, had directed the RoC to collect within a week all details on IPL franchisees, including the bidding process, sweat equity and memorandum of association.

“My ministry is merely collecting information that we should have in the normal course of those companies that are franchisee companies,” Corporate Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had told reporters on Monday, clarifying that this was not a probe.

The RoC-Mumbai, which in quiredinto the details of Red Chillies Entertainment and Knight Riders Sports, and Jaipur IPL Cricket, in a communication to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on April 22, said that “after expiry of the notice period, criminal proceeding will be filed against the companies and their directors.” The RoC said that these companies have not been filing balance sheets and annual returns.

According to an official sources, the companies have been given 15 days to respond to the notices given RoC-Mumbai.

E-mails sent to Red Chillies Entertainments and Knight Riders Sports remained unanswered, while the Jaipur IPL Cricket remained silent on the RoC notice.

Red Chillies Entertainment, promoted Rukh Khan and Gauri, which hold 55 per cent stake in Knight Riders Sports, has been charged for not filing balance sheet for 200607 with the RoC as required under the Companies Act, 1956.

Knight Rider Sports has not filed annual returns for the period up to September 2008 and September 2009. As regards Jaipur IPL Cricket, its directors too have been issued notices.

Is Asin, M S Dhoni's New Girlfriend ?

Asin and Dhoni in Love - Dhoni visited Asin's house and was spotted bonding with her at her Mumbai residence over some IPL Matches. Rumours are that the Indian Cricket skipper and the bollywood actress are in a relationsip. The media in the south where Asin is a big star, has already tagged Asin as M.S Dhoni's Girlfriend.

M S Dhoni-Asin having an affair? Why did he go over to her house during one of the semi-final matches?

Looks like IPL champions Chennai Super Kings' captain M S Dhoni likes watching matches off-field, particularly when there's a pretty girl to watch with. It is learnt that Dhoni visited actress Asin’s house in Lokhandwala on April 21 to watch the first IPL semi-final between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. And the cricketer stayed there till the match ended sparking rumors that they are an Item.

And it seems, as expected, Dhoni was recognised in Asin's building, and just about everyone who spotted him was excited to see him. But after the match ended, he managed to leave quickly and quietly. As reported by a daily, Dhoni managed to leave her house without grabbing much eyeballs.

How and When did Dhoni and Asin Meet?
So how do the two know each other? According to the sources, Dhoni and Asin became friends a year ago. They have been in a couple of ads together, and are expected to feature in some new campaigns too. They have done two commercial together and they also promote a particular brand due to which they keep meeting. Asin also attended Dhoni’s birthday last year. We don't know what's going on between them, but if there's something serious here, then it'll just be the latest in the cricketer-actress love story chronicles. And we do think that MS and Asin make a cute couple!

Dhoni was already in news because of his alleged link-up with the sexy Tamil actress Laxmi Rai; now it’s Asin!

Gatecrashers Spoil Sania Mirza's Reception in Sialkot, Pakistan (Pictures)

LAHORE: Uninvited guests and security mismanagement marred Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s wedding reception in Sialkot, forcing the hassled newly-weds to leave the function before it was over. View Photos From The Shoaib-Sania Sialkot Reception Here

Naseema Mirza (C) mother of Sania Mirza, gestures towards media men as she along with other relatives arrives to attend her daughter's wedding reception in Sialkot, Pakistan on Sunday

The reception was hosted by Malik and turned out to be a headache for his family since many uninvited guests showed up to take part in the celebrations at the Sialkot hockey ground. Added to this heavy security arrangements by the Punjab Police and the insistence of the local administration on enforcing the energy conversation measures also led to the problems during the function.

A private channel ‘Duniya’ reported that tennis star Sania’s family, which had arrived from India for the celebrations, left for Lahore early as they were upset at the mismanagement at the function. Eyewitnesses at the function said Shoaib and Sania, who were sitting on the stage and greeting the guests, also left before the function ended. “There is no reason known why they left but apparently there were problems when the younger brother-in-law of Malik, Adnan was stopped at the main entrance by security guards from entering the function,” one eye witness said. Eyewitnesses said hundreds of people showed up for the reception many of whom were not invited and without invitation cards. “This led to a huge rush at the main entrance and it made life difficult for the security personnel as well to control the situation,” he said. He said there were reports that invitation cards for the wedding reception had been sold by some people for between Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000. To make matters worse, the power corporation officials insisted that no extra lighting would be allowed at the reception.
For complete coverage of Sania - Shoaib Wedding Click here

Pictures of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Sialkot Reception From Pakistan (Photos Added)

A magnificent wedding reception was held for Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in Sialkot, Pakistan which is Shoaib's home town on Sunday 25th April 2010. The Newly wed coupled Shoaib Malik-Sania Mirza smiled throughout during their Walima celebrations at Sialkot. Sania's outfit for the occasion was designed by Shantanu and Nikhil and Looked beautiful. Shoaib was wearing a white ‘Sherwani’ while Sania Mirza was dressed in green and maroon Indian ‘Sari.’ For complete coverage of Sania - Shoaib Wedding Click here

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik's Wedding reception photographs from Shoaib's Home Town Sialkot.

A whopping five million rupees was spent on the magnificent wedding reception of Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in Sialkot, where flowers costing Rs. two million were brought to decorate the stage, and expert chefs from Lahore were brought for preparing the dishes.

Over one thousand guests attended the function at the Hockey Club of Pakistan in Sialkot on Sunday. It was a unique event for the people of Sialkot, who had been waiting for the arrival of cricketer Shoaib and tennis sensation Sania for the past several days. Only the people with special invitation were allowed to enter the venue amid tight security. Television channels reported that several relatives and friends of Shoaib could not hand over gifts to the newly-wed couple because of security restrictions.

The people of Sailkot welcomed the couple with folk dances to drumbeats and music. They also bought horses that danced to the drumbeats. The entire stadium was adorned for the occasion. Two trucks laden with flowers were used for decoration. The entire stadium was decorated for the occasion, and sixteen different types of flowers brought from a Lahore based firm were used to decorate the stage.

The guests at the function were served a large variety of cuisines, as the expert chefs prepared a combination of ‘desi’ and traditional meals of Punjab, The News reports.

Security was heightened inside and outside the club, and only the people with special invitations were allowed to enter the venue.

According to reports, several relatives and friends of Shoaib could not hand over gifts to the newly-wed couple because of the security restrictions.

The local administration’s insistence on enforcing the energy conversation measures also led to some problems during the function.

Shoaib and Sania came back to Lahore at 3-30 AM after attending the welcome dinner in Sialkot. They reached their room at the eighth floor of the hotel from the back door.

Sources said that the couple had a light breakfast this morning in their room after which they did not come out; while, Sania’s relatives took their breakfast in the lobby and returned to their rooms.

The relatives of Sania will visit various historic places of Lahore today and do shopping at markets. They will be accompanied by a security squad of police on the occasion.
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Shoaib Malik Asks Rs 35 million For Media Rights of His 'walima' Reception

LAHORE: Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik wants to cash on his extensively reported wedding with Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, as he has reportedly demanded Rs 35million for media coverage rights of his 'walima' reception, which would be held today (April 25) in his hometown, Sialkot.

Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik Wedding Photo

According to a private television channel, Shoaib is in consultation with two media houses of Pakistan for leasing out the rights of coverage of his reception ceremony, but a deal has not been struck so far.

Shoaib's brother-in-law Imran Zafar had earlier said that the media would not be allowed to cover the function.

Since landing in Pakistan, Sania has been avoiding talking to the country's media, as she is said to have a contract with an Indian television channel, sources said.

Meanwhile, over a dozen members of Sania's family including her father Imran Mirza and sister Anum Mirza have arrived in Lahore to attend the star sports couple's reception.

"We are extremely excited to be here in Lahore and I hope the functions are successful," The Daily Times quoted Imran, as saying.

Sania Mirza in Pakistan With Shoaib Malik, Walima on April 25th at Shoaib's Home Town Sailkot

- Shoaib Malik Appeals For Respect to Wife, says Respect your Sister-in-Law (Babhi) Sania.
- Mob welcome moves the tennis star to tears

Shoaib Malik escorts his wife Sania Mirza as they arrive at a local hotel in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Lahore, April 24 (PTI): Shoaib Malik has appealed to the people of Pakistan to give a decent welcome to Sania Mirza.

He was upset by the unruly behaviour of crowds that had gathered to greet them on their arrival in Pakistan. He has asked people to treat Sania as their “sister-in-law”.

“I know people here are very happy about our marriage but at the same time they should be decent in expressing their emotions. In our country, respect is shown to sisters and mothers,” Shoaib told a news channel.

A large crowd gathered at the airport in Karachi where they landed on Thursday, and later in Islamabad and Lahore and the hotels where the couple stayed.

Sania and her mother were mobbed by fans at Lahore’s Pearl Continental Hotel where they checked in yesterday.

A huge crowd was waiting at the hotel when the newlyweds arrived last evening, causing chaos.

Both Shoaib and Sania had to make their way to an elevator through a corridor packed with cheering fans. As they passed they were pushed and shoved. Sania almost fell and was near to tears but Shoaib caught her.

Shoaib declined to hold a scheduled news conference after the incident.

He also met the local superintendent of police and asked him to provide the couple and his Indian guests tight security and keep unruly elements away from his wife.

About a dozen of Sania’s relatives are scheduled to arrive in Lahore today. The couple will leave for Shoaib’s hometown in Sialkot later in the evening for a reception Walima (Valima) to be held on Sunday.

Shoaib’s family has also landed in trouble with Pakistani authorities. The Maliks have been told to switch off decorative lights at their house in Sialkot. The move is part of an an energy conservation drive.

The electricity supply company visited Shoaib’s home and asked his family to switch off the lights.

Shoaib’s brother-in-law Imran Zafar contacted some top officials of the Punjab government but was told there were strict instructions and no exceptions would be made for anyone. “If the government wants us to celebrate the event in the dark, we will do (so),” said Zafar.

Pictures of IPL Awards 2010 Red Carpet

Preity Zinta

Shilpa Shetty With Husband Raj Kundra

Dia Mirza

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia Rampal

Mugdha Godse

Gaurav Kapur

Lalit Modi

Anil Kumble with his family

Amrita Rao

Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan

Vijay Mallya

Vida Samadzai

Talat Aziz with his wife Bina

Siddharth Mallya.

Shamita Shetty

Sameera Reddy

Ronit Roy

Priyanka Chopra's parents, Ashok Chopra and Madhu Chopra

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