In another twist to their ongoing saga, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s estranged wife Aaliya Siddiqui has charged him with alleged rape and lodged a complaint with Versova Police Station here on Friday.
Aaliya, who had slapped a divorce notice to Nawazuddin in 2021, herself made the announcement on her Instagram account, though police officials declined to comment.
“A rape complaint (with proof) has been filed against him at Versova Police Station yesterday (Thursday),” she said in the video post. “Whatever may happen, I will not allow my innocent kids go in their heartless hands,” Aaliya declared, becoming emotional while recounting her purported ordeal.
Married in 2009, the couple has been in the limelight for the past few weeks hurling allegations at each other on various domestic and personal issues and their children, daughter Shora and son Yaani.
In January 2022, Nawazuddin’s mother had filed a police complaint against Aaliya for allegedly trespassing into the actor’s home and she lodged a counter-complaint against her mother-in-law alleging domestic violence.
This time, Aaliya has labelled her mother-in-law as “heartless” who allegedly called her “innocent child illegitimate” even as Nawazuddin remained silent.
Slamming Nawazuddin for seeking custody of their kids, Aaliya countered how he has never experienced the joy of the children, didn’t know how to use a diaper, didn’t realise when the kids grew up, and now he is trying to “steal” them from her to prove he is a good father.
“He is a coward dada he is stealing the kids (who are admitted to a Dubai school) from a mother by abusing his power and fame, but forgets that the Almighty is the most powerful,” she said.
Aaliya contended that she had always considered Nawazuddin as her husband, but he never accepted her as his wife though she had given the most important years of her life to him.
She alleged how she was grappling with financial losses and now Nawazuddin has weakened her more from all sides, but she had full faith in the courts and law and expressed confidence that the verdict would be in her favour.
In earlier posts, she had alleged that her husband and mother-in-law did not give food and other basic necessities, put restrictions on her access to the bathroom, how she and her kids were reportedly kept in a room in Nawazuddin’s home, etc.
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Anjana Pandey had reverted to her original Hindu name and identity in 2020 when she first contemplated divorce from Nawazuddin Siddiqui, to marry whom she had to accept Islam and changed her name to ‘Aliya’ as sharia law doesn’t recognize a marriage of a Muslim to a non-Muslim. Before their marriage in 2010, Siddiqui was married to another lady named Sheeba whom he divorced.
An immoral philanderer who has been in several one-night stands, Siddiqui was called a sexually repressed man with toxic male entitlement during the #MeToo movement by actress and former Miss India Niharika Singh, who said he grabbed her in her own home and coerced her into an affair by hiding the fact that he was already married.
He then fabricated account of their relationship in his memoir published by Penguin Random House, and when challenged by Niharika and others about his lies, he withdrew the book. Despite his history of using and assaulting women, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is supported by Bollywood biggies like his mentor Anurag Kashyap, who himself stands accused of sexual assault and turning a blind eye to sexual harassment within his own company.