Nawazuddin Siddiqui apologises for hurting sentiments, decides to withdraw biography
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 actor and his former girlfriends. The actor has now issued an apology on Twitter, while revealing that the book will not be released anymore.
Here's the actor's tweet:
I m apologising 2 every1 who's sentiments r hurt bcz of d chaos around my memoir #AnOrdinaryLife
I hereby regret & decide 2 withdraw my book
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 30, 2017
After his Miss Lovely co-star Niharika Singh accused him of misquoting and fabricating incidents and Sunita calling him a 'liar and a sympathy seeker', a Delhi advocate named Gautam Gulati filed a case against the actor in the National Commission for Women (NCW) for 'outraging the modesty of his Miss Lovely co-star.'
NDTV reports that Gautam Gulati told a leading daily that he doesn't know Niharika Singh and has not spoken to her on the matter. Yet he has lodged a complaint against Nawazuddin.
"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," Gautam Gulati wrote in his complaint, as stated in the same report.
After the first excerpt release, Niharika Singh had stated that Nawazuddin 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.
Nawazuddin's book also has quite an amount of information on the kind of bond that he and Sunita Rajwar said. He also mentioned in the book that after Sunita and he broke up, he got into depression and felt like committing suicide. Discarding the write-up, Rajwar posted on Facebook that Nawazuddin 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)."
With inputs from PTI.