Netizens are puzzled over suspicious comments left defending the actor in light of his recent #MeToo allegations
Mumbai: The Gangs of Wasseypur actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was recently accused by his former girlfriend Niharika Singh of alleged harassment as she shared her #MeToo story.
After facing accusations by actors such as Chitrangda Singh for not stepping in to shield her from on-set harassment, the actor was accused of sexual harassment in a series of tweets shared by journalist Sandhya Menon.
However, the netizens noticed a suspicious Twitter activity allegedly from Siddiqui's fans. A slew of tweets posted from different accounts seem to be defending the actor and trolling his ex, using the exact same sentence - Nawazuddin is an versatile humble and graceful actor and person to our Bollywood. #NawazuddinSiddiqui.
clearly. pic.twitter.com/DYODIyfrz3— Karnika Kohli (@KarnikaKohli) November 10, 2018
The eagle-eyed Twitterati drew the inference that either the actor's fans are too lazy to write a tweet to defend him or this is clearly the handiwork of fake followers aka Twitter bots.
While it is too soon to tell whether this will ruin Nawazuddin's defence against the allegations, netizens have certainly struck meme gold with this organised social media trolling.
Last week, in a series of tweets the former beauty queen Niharika, had termed Siddiqui as a “sexually repressed Indian man” and even claimed that his now-withdrawn autobiography, An Ordinary Life: A memoir, did not give the true account of their relationship. She wrote, "Director Anurag Kashyap, Nawaz’s mentor and close collaborator who chose to turn a blind eye towards sexual harassment within his own company, continues to support Nawaz and his story. Writer Rituparna Chatterjee with her completely unethical, defamatory and poorly researched book is not apologetic either."
2005 Miss India Niharika Singh's experiences in Bollywood but especially with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mayank Singh Singvi— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) November 9, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/XBVGgE3r0c
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Last Updated Nov 11, 2018, 6:18 PM IST