A Father plays the most important role in their daughter’s life. Apart from being the man of the house, he also has to be a good role model for her. More than that, a father is the only person who can make their daughters belief that they can achieve anything that they set their minds onto. Time and again we have come across stories like these of supportive fathers who never differentiated between their sons and their daughters, and it’s just refreshing to see, in our society where a woman is still expected to have the sole aim of marrying and then having kids.
One such story is of Sania Mirza and her father Imran Mirza. Farhan Akhtar presents a short scoop in the lives of this father and daughter duo who have seen and heard a lot, regarding their decision to pursue their daughter’s dream of playing Tennis. We all know the pressure under which Sania Mirza started her career, she was constantly nagged and pushed around for her choices, all throughout her life. And, in this time, all she had was the support of her father.
In one part of this short film, Sania explained how after one point she was asked to step down, however, it didn’t happen, not at the age of 12 and even not after she won the Wimbledon.
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This short film has been made by Farhan Akhtar’s initiative – MARD which stands for Men Against Rape and Discrimination. And, the fathers of daughters like Sania Mirza are definitely one of those who is completely against discrimination on the basis of gender. They consider their daughters to be as equal as to their sons and this is the only way we can guide our country’s daughters to move ahead and compete for themselves.
The video ended with a beautiful quote by Atticus which couldn’t be more true for a story like this –
Point her to the sky…
And she will teach you both
How to fly
23rd June, 2017