Last year, Miss India Niharika Singh, along with actor Sunita Rajwar, had called out Nawazuddin Siddiqui for "exploiting and disrespecting women" to sell his autobiography, which was later withdrawn by the publishers.
Singh, who worked in 2009's Miss Lovely opposite Siddiqui shared her #MeToo account publicly which was then posted on Twitter by Sandhya Menon, one of the numerous journalists leading the campaign against sexual harassment within India, reported Hindustan Times.
Singh's note states that she got close to the Mom star during the making of Miss Lovely. She says she developed a soft corner for him, finding him "real, after all the superficial 'filmy' interactions" she had had in the past years.
Miss India further revealed that she invited Siddiqui to her home for breakfast one morning during which he "grabbed" her. "I tried to push him away but he wouldn't let go. After a little coercion, I finally gave in. I wasn't sure what to make of this relationship," she added.
2005 Miss India Niharika Singh's experiences in Bollywood but especially with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mayank Singh Singvi— Sandhya (@TheRestlessQuil) November 9, 2018
Niharika and other women accused Siddiqui of making up lies in his autobiography, due to which he withdrew the book.
This is her side of the story. pic.twitter.com/XBVGgE3r0c
The two started dating, but according to Singh, she decided to call it off because of the Manto actor's frequent lies. The former model also called Siddiqui a "sexually repressed Indian man" in the post.
I have to 'lie' to keep a positive public image, says Nawazuddin
Now, Siddiqui's Sacred Games co-star Kubbra Sait has come forward to show her support for him, stating that one must not confuse a bad relationship with harassment. "A relationship gone sour, isn't #MeToo. Someone needs to recognise the toxic difference before we go picking sides. I stand by #NawazuddinSiddiqui or #Nowaz as a man," expressed the Sultan actor.
I stand by the fact that although Niharika Singh may have had a tough time in the industry, categorising her once personal relationship as a #MeToo statement is incorrectly placed. We as humans are flawed. That isn’t gender specific.— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) November 10, 2018
Sait further tweeted, "I stand by the fact that although Niharika Singh may have had a tough time in the industry, categorising her once personal relationship as a #MeToo statement is incorrectly placed. We as humans are flawed. That isn't gender specific."
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