Unidentified location. 7th February.
India’s reigning tennis sensation and aspiring super-model, Sania Mirza today expressed shock and awe at not receiving any fresh Fatwas from any of the fundamentalist organizations, after her potentially enraging boycott of Bangalore Open to be held, probably, in Bangalore.
“I didn’t expect this. It’s slightly disappointing…” admitted Sania, camped in a secret location wearing a secret costume and speaking in whispers. She continued – “A time comes in your life when you expect to open the daily newspaper and be thrilled to find the news about a new Fatwa issued against you. And trust me…it’s addictive!”
Though the authorities have promised to look into the matter, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Y.K. Reddy didn’t deny the possibility of a “Mis-Fatwa“, meaning, a Fatwa originally meant for Sania is accidentally issued to somebody else, “say, Taslima Nasreen!” Incidentally, the leading Fatwa issuing outfit, Goonj-E-Pairahan*, accepted that the work-load has been too killing last few weeks, and some Fatwas have been misplaced, delayed, mis-spelled or even Mis-Fatwaed too. “But then, we are doing our best”, emphasizes the unnamed person at the G-E-C headquarters.
Meanwhile the Bangalore Open organizers have convinced Leander Paes to fill in for the spot left vacant by Sania Mirza’s sudden decision. Checking his new white skirt and top, Paes confirmed that he is doing it – “only for Sania.”
*Pairahan = Cloth