The Gangs of Wasseypur actor was recently accused by his former girlfriend Niharika Singh of alleged harassment, that was also mentioned in his now-withdrawn biography, An Ordinary Life: A memoir
Mumbai: After facing accusations by actors such as Chitrangda Singh for not stepping in to shield her from on-set harassment, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has not become embroiled in a #MeToo scandal.
His former girlfriend, actor Niharika Singh levelled sexual harassment allegations against him in a series of tweets shared by journalist Sandhya Menon.
However, Siddiqui’s Sacred Games co-actor Kubbra Sait has come forward to trash those claims saying that a “relationship gone sour, isn’t #MeToo.” The 35-year-old actor also defended her stance by writing, "I stand by the fact that although Niharika Singh may have had a tough time in the industry, categorising her once personal relationship as a #MeToo statement is incorrectly placed. We as humans are flawed. That isn’t gender specific."
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the former beauty queen Niharika had termed Siddiqui as a “sexually repressed Indian man” and even claimed that his now-withdrawn autobiography, An Ordinary Life: A memoir, did not give the true account of their relationship.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
Last Updated Nov 11, 2018, 12:04 PM IST