Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Monday apologised and announced to withdraw his book ‘An Ordinary Life’ after drawing strong criticism for documenting about his relationship with his co-star Niharika Singh.
He took his Twitter handle to apologise and wrote, "I am apologising to everyone who's sentiments are hurt because of the chaos around my memoir ‘An Ordinary Life'. I hereby regret and decide to withdraw my book’’.
A Delhi based lawyer Gautam Gulati had filed complaint with National Commission for Women on behalf of Niharika Singh.
Last week, Niharika also lashed out at Nawazuddin for not taking her consent before documenting their story in the book.
She said, "Nawaz and I had a brief relationship in 2009 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’’.
Sunita Rajwar also slammed him for sharing their story as well in the book. She wrote a long post on Facebook, “I did not leave you because you were poor, but because of your poor way of thinking’’.
She also called the book as ‘extraordinary lies’ and Nawazuddin as ‘sympathy seeker’.
I m apologising 2 every1 who's sentiments r hurt bcz of d chaos around my memoir #AnOrdinaryLife— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 30, 2017
I hereby regret & decide 2 withdraw my book