Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s biography An Ordinary Life is an explosive documentation of his life as a commoner and then an actor.
The actor has revealed a lot about his love life, one-night stands, affairs and the number of women in his life. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star even revealed about his long affair with his Miss Lovely co-star Niharika Singh, revealed The Indian Express.
The actor said that before his relationship with Niharika, he met a Jewish girl named Suzanne from New York City. The book mentioned, “We met there and hit it off. She came to Mumbai and began to live with me. Every few months, she kept extending her visa. The shooting of Miss Lovely commenced. Suzanne used to accompany me there. Then came the day when her visa expired and she needed to return to New York to sort it out. She was gone for many months.”
He then revealed how things went weird all of a sudden between Niharika and him and eventually led to their affair.
“One day, while we were shooting a dance scene, something happened to my co-star Niharika Singh. She was suddenly cold, went out of her way to maintain a distance from me and began to keep mum. I was puzzled. She used to be friendly, social and talk quite a bit. I thought it was best to ask her what had happened and so I did, not once, not twice, but several times, for several days,” Nawaz revealed. “I invited her over for a home-cooked meal, a mutton dish which was my specialty. She politely agreed and came over. Not only did she eat everything that was on her plate, but she praised it as well.”
The Raman Raghav 2.0 actor shared, “I was speechless with amazement. A hundred, or so it seemed, little candles flickered beautifully. I, being the lusty village bumpkin that I am, scooped her up in my arms and headed straight for the bedroom. 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.”
During this period, he was getting emails from Suzzane but Nawaz was not responding to her. “I did not respond. I trusted my silence would convey what needed to be conveyed. When I was checking my inbox one day, Niharika happened to see one of her emails. ‘Who is this?’ she inquired. ‘You know very well who it is,’ I said. ‘It’s Suzanne.’ ‘Wo-ow! It’s still going on between you two! Amazing!’ Niharika thundered in anger. ‘It is wrong. I hope you know that.'”
However, Niharika started replying to Suzzane. About the same, he revealed, “From that day, Niharika began to send emails to Suzanne from my email address. She would type, ‘I cannot continue with you …’ and sign off as me. Imagine the shock for Suzanne. She would send heartbreaking replies… After a few of these email exchanges, Suzanne figured that this was not my voice at all. ‘Who is this writing, Nawaz? I know this is not you… Who is she?’ Then I thought, so be it, it’s all right, I am with Niharika. My melancholy evaporated quickly.”
The Gangs of Wasseypur added, “Niharika was an intelligent girl. Being an actor herself meant that she knew and understood my struggle for work. Like all girls, Niharika obviously expected some of the sweet conversations that lovers have, to take place between us. Actually, all the girls I have ever been with have had this same complaint about me. I would only come to them for my own needs. Otherwise, I might not even take their calls.”
Nawaz also revealed in the book that when he met Niharika again, she broke up with him. “She had had enough. So that was that we broke up cutting off all contact. Two months later, another girl came into my life in a most mysterious way. I did not know then that years later, I would marry her,” the actor said.
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