Nawaz Is An Aspirational, Sexually Repressed Indian Man: Niharika Singh
Former Miss India and actor Niharika Singh recently wrote an open letter in which she talks about her experiences in the movie industry and shared her side of the story on what went wrong with Miss Lovely co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
In a series of tweets shared by journalist Sandhya Menon, Niharika shares that she felt the need to come out with her side of the story to “expand my own understanding of what constitutes abuse, who we choose to punish and whom we are willing to forgive.”
Earlier, Siddiqui, in his biography titled An Ordinary Life: A Memoir had revealed that he was in a romantic relationship with his Miss Lovely co-star Singh. At that time, Niharika denied any involvement with the book, in fact, she argued that it was published without her knowledge. The book was later withdrawn.
Recently, the Miss Lovely actress in an open letter mentioned Nawazuddin as Nowaz and shared, “One morning, when I was home and he had been shooting all night, Nowaz sent me a text saying he was near my building. I invited him over and asked him to come and have breakfast with me. When I opened the door, he grabbed me. I tried to push him away but he wouldn’t let go. After a little coercion, I finally gave in. I wasn’t sure what to make of this relationship. He told me it was his dream to have a Miss India or an actress wife, just like Paresh Rawal and Manoj Bajpayee. I found his little confession funny but endearing.”
She wrote, “Nawaz being an aspirational, sexually repressed Indian man whose toxic male entitlement grew with his success is hardly surprising.”
The actress further wrote why she ended the relationship with the actor. “In the next couple of months, I began to discover one lie after another. Nowaz 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 out about a woman he’d married in Haldwani, whose family had sued him for making dowry demands. I told him to clean up his mess, be honest with himself and everyone around him; also that I did not want to see him again,” she added.