If an alleged legal notice from actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife that has allegedly been sent to him asking for a divorce and alimony, to media houses in Mumbai is to be believed, then his wife has asked for Rs 30 crores plus other benefits as post-marriage settlement.
However, the soon-to-be-divorced Mrs Siddiqui denies sending the aforementioned notice and accuses it of being a fabrication. She wonders on Twitter,’ ‘Who would be behind this? It is obviously a PR exercise to save someone from disgrace’.
Forging of a legal document, an act which Mrs Siddiqui is imputing on her husband and/or his close associates, is a serious legal offence.
How long before Nawaz rises to his own defence? Apparently the actor has no intentions of speaking in his own defence. Those close to him as well as his legal team has advised him against it.
A source says, “The lockdown and Nawaz’s hasty retreat to his native village to avoid replying to the legal notice are delaying tactics. Nawaz is hoping that the controversy will blow over and that he can settle the post-divorce conditions with his wife without a trial by media.”
Sadly the absence of Nawaz’s point of view in the public domain makes him look like the guilty party in the couple’s separation.