Nawazuddin’s Autobiography: Niharika Gives Her Side of the Storyby Opinion Express November 10, 2018 0 comments
Niharika, the Miss Lovely actor, responded to Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s memoir with accusations of an abuse.
Former Miss India and actor Niharika Singh has accused actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui of abuse.
Author Sandhya Menon writes, “2005 Miss India Niharika Singh’s experiences in Bollywood but especially with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mayank Singh Singvi…Niharika and other women accused Siddiqui of making up lies in his autobiography, due to which he withdrew the book. This is her side of the story.”
Nawazuddin had earlier written a book An Ordinary Life: A Memoir in which he talked about his relationship with Singh.
“Nowaz(Nawaz) had engaged multiple women, giving each one a different story; one of them even called me from his phone and started yelling at me. I also found about out about a woman he’d married in Haldwani whose family sued him for making dowry demands. I told him to clean up his mess, be honest with himself and everyone around him…He was apologetic for his past behaviour, told me he’d worked on issues, dissolved his first marriage and married second time,” she said.
Singh added that the Sacred Games actor had separated from his second wife and was upset over it. She further added that he contacted her for a small role in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s film Anwar Ka Ajib Quissa, but he tried to restart the relationship and asked for sexual favours, which she refused saying that she was “happy to be his friend and nothing else.”
She said later that he was prejudiced over caste.
“Nawaz being an aspirational, sexually repressed Indian man whose toxic male entitlement grew with his success is hardly surprising. What is interesting to note that despite not identifying as a Hindu, he carries deep caste prejudices since he chose to protect the honour of his ‘Brahmin’ wife after their names came in CDR scam, while he felt very comfortable painting me as a seductress wearing faux fur in his book, who he could sexually exploit, for public imagination.”
She also said that Bhushan Kumar had propositioned to “get to know her better” but she did not comply.