Since the day of its release, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s tell-all biography, ‘An Ordinary Life: A Memoir,’ has been the centre of discord between the star and his former girlfriends.
After his ‘Miss Lovely’ (2012) co-star Niharika Singh accused him of misquoting and fabricating incidents, Sunita Rajwar publicly called him a ‘liar and a sympathy seeker.’ Now, a Delhi advocate named Gautam Gulati has filed a case against the actor in the National Commission for Women (NCW) for ‘outraging the modesty of his Miss Lovely co-star.’
Reports say Gulati told media outlets that he does not know Singh and has not spoken to her on the matter. Yet he has lodged a complaint against Siddiqui. “I have lodged a complaint with NCW with a request to give direction for the registration of FIR under sections 376 (rape), 497 (adultery) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of IPC. He was evidently married when he was having an affair with Niharika and kept her in the dark about it,” the complainant said, as per the same report.”
“The actor has published it without having second thoughts about how this kind of act can ruin the married life of the victim. For minting money and garnering free publicity for his book, the actor has bargained the modesty of a woman,” Gulati also wrote in his complaint.
After the first excerpt release, Singh had stated that Siddiqui has distorted facts to sell his book. “Nawaz and I had a brief relationship during the making of Miss Lovely that lasted less than a few months. He obviously wants to sell his book and it would appear that he is willing to exploit and disrespect a woman just to do so. He has chosen to fabricate stories and manipulate a fleeting relationship,” she had said.
Siddiqui’s book also has quite an amount of information on the kind of bond that he and Rajwar had. He mentioned in the book that after Rajwar and he broke up, he got into depression and felt like committing suicide. Discarding the write-up, Rajwar posted on Facebook that Siddiqui is a ‘sympathy seeker.’ Her post read, “He leaves no opportunity to get sympathy from others – be it his complexion, his economic background or even his struggling days (when he worked as a watchman).”
Incidentally, the actor has since withdrawn the book and apologised for hurting sentiments.
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