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'People still believe that I'm married to Shoaib Malik'

Star actor opens up on rumours fulled by social media regarding her alleged romance with Pakistani cricketer

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Shoaib Malik with his wife Sana Javed (left) and Ayesha Omar. — Instagram/sanajaved.official/ayesha.m.omar
 Shoaib Malik with his wife Sana Javed (left) and Ayesha Omar. — Instagram/sanajaved.official/ayesha.m.omar

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik’s announcement of his marriage to actor Sana Javed took social media by storm with fans and netizens giving mixed reactions to the "hot topic" that has been the talk of the town for the past couple of days.

Fans of Shoaib and Sania Mirza, his now-former wife, have been engaged in online banter with the former defending the cricket star against the latter’s criticism.

It seems that Shoaib cannot escape the limelight as his name came up on a podcast hosted by veteran actor Iffat Omar starring noted actor Ayesha Omar and Mehar Bano.

In a short video clip shared by Iffat on her Instagram account, Ayesha opens up on her experience on social media and the "mental pressure" that comes from it.

Recalling that she used to have panic attacks due to what was happening on social media, Ayesha said that she is now less afraid of what happens online.

"The worst has happened [to me]. They [netizens] even have got me married to Shoaib [Malik]," Omar said adding that many of her private pictures have been circulated on social media.

"I still meet people who I know, family members and distant relatives who still think it's true.

"People who know me are well aware of my choices, principles and values," the actor stressed.

Ayesha's remarks refer to the rumour mill, regarding the duo's alleged romance, which had started after she and Shoaib were involved in a rather sizzling photoshoot in 2021.

Her remarks come days after Shoab and Sana announced their marriage on social media — further confirmed by Shoaib's manager Arsalan Shah.

Earlier, Geo News reported that Sania had taken a divorce from the cricketer following their separation in late 2022.

Sources revealed that the 37-year-old tennis player was not happy with the former all-rounder meeting other women, adding that she had been ignoring this for some time.