Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s memoir ‘An Ordinary Life’, that managed to ruffle feathers even before its release, has been withdrawn from public domain by the author.
He wrote on Twitter, “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.” Earlier on Monday, Mid-day reported that a complaint has been registered with the National Commission for Women against Nawaz for outraging the modesty of Niharika Singh.
I m apologising 2 every1 who’s sentiments r hurt bcz of d chaos around my memoir #AnOrdinaryLifeI hereby regret & decide 2 withdraw my book— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 30, 2017
Excerpts of the book that dealt with his supposed affairs with Niharika Singh and Sunita Rajwar have attracted a lot of criticism with both the ladies coming forward to rubbish the claims Nawaz has made in the book.
Niharika Singh, who was his co-star in Miss Lovely, 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.