Mumbai: After making shocking revelations about his relationship with Miss Lovely co-star Niharika Singh in his memoir An Ordinary Life, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui finds himself in the legal trouble, as the actress has sued him for maligning her modesty in public. A Delhi advocate Gautam Gulati has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Women (NCW) against Nawazuddin for outraging the modesty of his co-star.
"I don't know Niharika Singh personally nor have I spoken to her. I have lodged a complaint with NCW with a request to give direction for the registration of FIR under sections 376 (rape), 497 (adultery) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of IPC. He was evidently married when he was having an affair with Niharika and kept her in the dark about it," Gulati was quoted as per the reports in Mid-day.
In a statement issued, Niharika Singh admitted to an affair with the actor, but said the details given by him are laughable. "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," she earlier said.
Gulati’s complaint mentions, “The actor has published it without having second thoughts about how this kind of act can ruin the married life of the victim. For minting money and garnering free publicity for his book, the actor has bargained the modesty of a woman.”
A couple of days ago, Nawazuddin's first girlfriend Sunita Rajwar also slammed Nawaz in her Faceboook post saying that the memoir is made up of lies and claimed that the actor has portrayed their relationship and break-up in a dramatic way which is far from the truth.
While the book is all set to be launched on November 2, the NCW is likely to summon Singh for an inquiry next week, according to the sources.