Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has withdrawn his biography An Ordinary Life: A Memoir within few days of its release after two of his former girlfriends accused him of misrepresenting facts about their relationships.
The excerpts of Siddiqui’s relationships with Niharika Singh and Sunita Rajwar had gone viral on social media. Niharika had acted opposite him in Miss Lovely.
Taking to Twitter, Siddiqui wrote, “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 (sic)”
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
A Delhi-based advocate, Gautam Gulati, had lodged a complaint on behalf of Singh for ‘outraging the modesty of his Miss Lovely co-star’ with the National Commission for Women.
This was after Singh released a strongly worded letter last wee, “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.
“None of what he has written has been with my knowledge, let alone my consent. It is this very aspect of Nawaz that caused me to end my relationship with him in the first place.” Of Ms Singh, this is just a part of what Nawazuddin mentioned in his book: “…out of the blue, I began a relationship with Niharika Singh, a relationship which I did not know then would last for almost one and a half years.”
In his book, Siddiqui had claimed that his first girlfriend, Sunita Rajwar, ended their “deep, passionate love”, because she wanted to “date someone successful, not a struggling, desperate actor who was out of work.”
Rajwar later wrote on Facebook that she left him not because he was poor but poverty of his thoughts.
As for Singh, he wrote, “For the very first time I went to Niharika’s house. I rang the doorbell, slightly nervous. When she opened the door, revealing a glimpse of the house, I was speechless with amazement. A hundred, or so it seemed, little candles flickered beautifully. She wore soft faux fur, looking devastatingly gorgeous, her beauty illuminated even more in the candlelight.
“And I, being the lusty village bumpkin that I am, scooped her up in my arms and headed straight for the bedroom. We made passionate love. And just like that, out of the blue, I began a relationship with Niharika Singh, a relationship which I did not know then would last for almost one and a half years.”