Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece accuses his brother of sexual harassment


Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s personal life has been in the spotlight, ever since his wife filed for a divorced and alleged that the actor’s family had ‘tortured’ her. Nawazuddin’s niece has now alleged that she was sexually harassed by his brother. In a recent interview, she also opened up about how Nawaz reacted to her sexual assault ordeal.

Sources said, the niece has claimed that she has suffered since childhood and received no support from the actor.

The niece has said, “I have filed a complaint about sexual harassment by my uncle when I was nine years old. My parents were divorced when I was two years old, so I had a step mother. I was tortured a lot. As a child I didn’t understand thinking it was my uncle, but when I grew up I realized it was a different kind of touch. There was violence too.”

She added, “Even after my marriage, my father and Nawaz bade papa was also involved, filed false cases to harass my in-laws. If they would have been strict then this would not have happened. They never believed me. Even now every six months my father files some cases and I am sure he will do something after my complaint too. But I have got a lot of support from my husband for this. I have the proof of all the physical violence, which I had sent to my husband.”

She claimed that she hoped for support from Nawazuddin when she told him but he ignored the issue saying that it cannot happen. She said, “Nawaz bade papa once asked me what I want to do in life, I told him all that was happening with me and that I felt mentally disturbed. But he said there is nothing like that. I thought that atleast bade papa (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) would understand, he lives in a different society and would have a different mentality. But he was like ‘chacha hai, aisa kabhi nahi kar sakte.”

Earlier in May, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya had sent a legal notice to the actor, demanding divorce and maintenance over ‘serious problems’ between the two in their married life. It is not the first time that Aaliya had revealed problems in her 10-year long marriage with Nawazuddin. On previous occasions, Aaliya had pointed out problems mainly due to Nawazuddin and his brother. She had also alleged that Nawaz’s brother Shamas had raised his hands on her.

Meanwhile, Nawazuddin’s brother Shamas Siddiqui had said that he was not aware about the divorce or the legal notice. In an interview, Shamas said that he didn’t know anything about the divorce and came across it through news channels. He denied to comment on Aaliya’s physical assault allegations as it is a legal matter.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece stays in Delhi with her husband.


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