Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first girlfriend on his book: He uses his complexion, poverty to gain sympathy
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first girlfriend, Sunita Rajwal has responded to the claims made by the actor in his book.Updated: Oct 29, 2017 15:56 IST
After actor Niharika Singh, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first girlfriend has given her version of events through a Facebook post. Sunita Rajwal, who was mentioned in Nawazuddin’s new book, An Ordinary Life, has made a few clarifications about their relationship and why it ended.
Nawazuddin had written in his book that the two met while working on a play and fell in love. However, she went to her parent’s house a few days later and ended their ‘deep, passionate’ relationship upon her return. He wrote that he went into a depression after the episode and even contemplated committing suicide. He believed that she left him due to his financial situation and because she wanted to date someone successful.
In her post, titled An Ordinary Life of Extraordinary Lies, she says Nawazuddin has lied about almost everything. She says he was her senior at the National School of Drama where they met a few times before working on the play. She said she never made any ‘art work’ on his walls either, like he had written.
Sunita says their relationship was very short and ended after just three shows of the play they were doing together.She says Nawazuddin uses his look and complexion, his poverty, his anecdotes about working as a watchman to gain sympathy from people. “The truth is, at the time of our relationship, his family’s background was better than mine. It’s scary to see a successful man like him be so insecure,” she wrote.
“Nawaz believes that I left him because he was poor and a struggler. Then what was I, Nawaz? You were at least living in your home, I was living at a friend’s house...I stopped taking your calls because just the idea of you would disgust me...I left you because you would make fun of our relationship and share intimate details about it with common friends.Then I realised what you really thought about women and love,” she wrote.
“You say I was your first love. Like the first spell of shower in a drought. If this was really your first love, I pray to God that no one has such an experience with first love...I didn’t leave you because you were poor but because your thoughts were...you never knew how to respect women and still don’t,” she added.
Earlier last week, Niharika, his co-star from Miss Lovely, had made clarifications about Nawaz’s statements. Nawaz had written that they were in a relationship for a year and a half, among other, more intimate details.
“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,” he wrote about her.
In her statement, Niharika said: “Nawaz and I had a brief relationship during the making of Miss Lovely that lasted less than a few months. So today when he paints me as a woman in fur enticing him into her bedroom with candles, or desperately calling him and mailing other women on his behalf, I can only laugh. 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. I have always maintained that he’s a brilliant actor. However, I had hoped these acting skills would remain confined only to the screen. Still, I wish him well.”
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First Published: Oct 29, 2017 15:55 IST