Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first girlfriend, theatre and television actress Sunita Rajwar, was not amused when she found a mention in his memoir, An Ordinary Life. She has sent a legal notice to Nawazuddin, journalist Rituparna Chatterjee who helped pen the book and the publishers, Mumbai Mirror reports.
Calling it ‘extraordinary lies’, Sunita had slammed Nawazuddin on Facebook for claiming that she dumped him because she probably wanted to ‘date someone successful, not a struggling, desperate actor who was out of work.’ She also denied that she had been telling people about their relationship once he became famous, and challenged him to name the people she had supposedly been talking to.
Nawazuddin posted an apology on Twitter after the backlash and announced that the book will be withdrawn. Not just Sunita, Niharika Singh had also hit out at the Haraamkhor actor for ‘fabricating stories and manipulating a fleeting relationship’. Nawazuddin, in his book, had claimed that he was in a year-and-a-half long extra-marital affair with Niharika and revealed personal details about their relationship without her consent.
In her legal notice, Sunita included excerpts from the memoir where her name is mentioned and the reason for their break-up was assumed to be his poor financial condition. She said that the depiction of their relationship in the book is false, and that it has caused her mental trauma and hurt, as well as spoiled her reputation. Even though Nawazuddin withdrew the memoir, it is still in circulation, she claimed, stating that the damage caused is irreparable.
Sunita has demanded that Nawazuddin apologise to her in a press conference, and post the same on his social media handles within 24 hours of receiving the notice. She also demanded a compensation of Rs 2 crore, which shall be given to charity, from all the recipients of the notice. Sunita has also put forth the condition that Nawazuddin should not use her name in any publication from this point on.
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