Nawazuddin Siddiqui is "exploiting and disrespecting" a woman to sell his autobiography, An Ordinary Life says former Miss India Niharika Singh, in response to the actor’s claim that he had a passionate affair with her.
An excerpt from Nawaz’s memoir unveiled his intimate relationship with 2012 Miss Lovely co-star Niharika Singh. The latter albeit finds his statement of comical value. She strikes back with strong statement, though she agrees that she had an affair with Nawaz but refutes the details.
Niharika told entertainment portal, Bollywood Bubble, “Nawaz and I had a brief relationship in 2009 during the making of ‘Miss Lovely’ that lasted less than a few months. So today, when he paints me as a woman in fur enticing him into her bedroom with candles, or desperately calling him and mailing other women on his behalf, I can only laugh. 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.”
She also added, “He has chosen to fabricate stories and manipulate a fleeting relationship. None of what he has written has been with my knowledge, let alone my consent. It is this very aspect of Nawaz that caused me to end my relationship with him in the first place. I have always maintained that he’s a brilliant actor. However, I had hoped these acting skills would have remained confined only to the screen. Still, I wish him well.”
She states that he didn’t seek consent from her before revealing some of the most personal details in his memoir. She also claims that the details mentioned in it are just means to gain publicity at the cost of a woman’s dignity.
Nawaz however did not take long to counter her statement through a close source, who told Mid-day, “To suggest that he had done it without her knowledge is incorrect on her part. He'd written the book when he was in New York about a year ago, and he had made it a point to inform her about it categorically."
The source added. “He found her statement funny. But when a few media people landed up at his place for his comment, he realised that she'd stretched it too far."
It is difficult to say who stretched it too far but their intimacy is now out in public for certain.