Sania Mirza Demands Chartered Flight
Madhya Pradesh government presents awards to the best sportspersons in the state every year. This year, they approached Sania Mirza to call her for the award giving event. But the popular Indian Tennis player made some demands, on hearing which organizers were shocked. She demanded a chartered flight to attend the event. Sania asked five business class tickets for her assistants and a makeup kit worth Rs.75,000 for her. Also her Personal Assistant demanded huge sum of money for Sania to attend the event. The MP government invited Sania because awardees would be very excited to receive awards from the hands of a renowned player. Since she made unacceptable demands, the Madhya Pradesh government took back its decision and approached Pullela Gopichand. He being kind-hearted by nature, readily accepted the invite.
Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje said, “She has undoubtedly made India proud but her demands were unacceptable. She wanted MP government to arrange Rs.75,000 worth make-up kit and a chartered jet with five business class tickets. When I asked her manager that Sania is not a Bollywood star and she was invited to motivate budding players, her reply was that even Sania is a big star today. We are accountable to public money. We can’t spend money on anyone’s personal make-up kit.” Yashodhara mentioned that she received the list of Sania’s demands just four days before the function could commence. “Everything was set as I was given the date of November 28 by her. I had even directed department officials to make necessary arrangements to organize the event. However, her demands forced me to drop her name and I said no to her”, she said.