In a fascinating update to studious Sunny’s previous post on the south Indian sex scandal, it looks like Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has comprehensively joined the fracas.
Sania Mirza, heroine to the masses and at least one of PP’s stalwart staff, has come out in support of Khushboo, the south Indian film star harassed by local politicians for her views on sex. You may remember, Sania (who turned 19 on Tuesday) has been no stranger to controversy throughout her fledgling career. The BBC reports
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has strongly denied saying she supports pre-marital sex after remarks attributed to her sparked protests.
The Muslim player said her comments at a leadership summit in Delhi had been misquoted and that pre-marital sex was a sin Allah could not forgive. Mirza’s effigy was burned amid protests in her home state of Andhra Pradesh.
Remember previous controversies? First she had a fatwa against her skirt (tauba tauba), and then rumours of her and Lara Dutta getting friendly backstage on Kaun Banega Crorepati. Okay, I made one of those up.
Now she has stuck her oar into the water by saying that sex should be safe, whether it be inside or outside marriage. Sage advice you might think, but not in India.
She was merely giving some support to Khushboo – who comes from a Muslim background not far from Sania’s home in Hyderabad. But it was that second part that has ruffled more than a few feathers.
But even worse, there have been two days of protests against Sania’s comments, burning posters of her, beating pictures of her with sandals and chanting “Sania down down!” Perhaps that last one was a request from a frustrated fan (oh donâ€™t roll your eyes at me, this is a post about sex).
And where will it all end? Maybe with a bit less Indian hypocrisy about sex?
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