Farhan Akhtar's video on Sania Mirza is a must watch for all dads out there

The short documentary, which celebrates the man behind Sania Mirza's success, is an eye-opener for people who think gender-bias is not violence.

Sania Mirza, ace tennis player,  is in the news yet again. Not because some halfwit decided to troll her, not because some random director decided to post an inappropriate photograph of hers to promote his equally random short film, but because of Farhan Akhtar. Yes, you read that right. You must be wondering what has Sania Mirza has to do with Farhan Akhtar. No, she hasn’t signed a Bollywood film but rather starred in a short film with her father, Imran Mirza.

Farhan Akhtar who launched his social campaign, Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) in 2013 has released a short documentary on Sania Mirza and her father.

Sania Mirza's father, Imran Mirza

The 6-minute long documentary featuring Sania Mirza and her father Imran Mirza, delivers its message that gender-bias is also violence in quite a powerful manner. And it is inspiring to listen Imran Mirza talk so proudly about his daughter. Imran Mirza shares how his own extended family and relatives used to discourage him from letting Sania play tennis as women weren’t meant for sports but he never listened to anyone and let his kids follow their dreams.

(Also read: Ram Gopal Varma’s awkwardly timed Sania Mirza photo to promote Sunny Leone short film is proof his social media privilege has gone too far)

Sania Mirza

Credit: Sania Mirza/Instagram

The short documentary which ‘celebrates the man behind Sania Mirza’s success’ is garnering a lot of praise from Sania’s fans, Bollywood celebrities like Farah Khan, Alia Bhatt, Riteish Deshmukh and sports personalities like Jwala Gutta.


The short documentary is an eye-opener for people who think gender-bias is not violence. It is an eye-opener for people who think that a girl can take up only a certain kind of profession, who tell her that she should learn household work because that is what would help her in the long run, who tell her that her ultimate goal in life is to get married and have kids and most importantly, who tell her that she cannot follow her dreams because she is a girl. No more. Enough already.

Sania Mirza's father, Imran MirzaSania Mirza's father, Imran Mirza

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