Tennis star Sania Mirza joined fellow sports icons Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, and Sift Kaur on Netflix’s “The Great Indian Kapil Show,” where they engaged in a lively chat with host Kapil Sharma. During the conversation, the prospect of a Bollywood biopic about Sania was humorously discussed.

Referencing Mary Kom’s and Saina Nehwal’s biopics, Kapil asked Sania who she’d prefer to portray her. She wittily responded, “Inki koi behen bachi hain? (Are there any sisters left?)” before adding, “We have many good actors. Anyone is fine. Or maybe I should play myself.”

The discussion took a lighthearted turn when Kapil mentioned Shah Rukh Khan’s interest in playing her love interest in a biopic. Considering her recent divorce from cricketer Shoaib Malik, Sania quipped, “But I need to find a love interest first.” When asked if she would act in her biopic if Shah Rukh starred, she replied, “If Shah Rukh ji does the film, I might play myself. And I’ll definitely do it if Akshay Kumar is in it.”

Sania’s admiration for Akshay Kumar surfaced again when Kapil asked about her partnership with Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis. Jokingly suggesting it was due to Hyderabadi biryani, Sania laughed and said, “I took Farah (Khan) along, and she fed us biryani.”

Her fondness for Akshay Kumar dates back to the 1994 film “Mohra,” revealing a long-standing admiration: “I’ve liked Akshay Kumar since Mohra days. I’m not gonna ditch him. When nobody liked Akshay, I liked Akshay.”

The show also touched on her divorce from Shoaib Malik, which was confirmed by her family after months of speculation. A family statement clarified, “Sania has always kept her personal life private. However, she and Shoaib have been divorced for a few months now. She wishes Shoaib well for his new journey ahead.”

The episode on “The Great Indian Kapil Show” offered a blend of humor and personal insights, revealing Sania Mirza’s lighthearted nature, candidness about her personal life, and enduring admiration for Akshay Kumar, painting a relatable picture of the tennis star.