Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has finally taken legal action against his wife Aaliya, who had sent him a divorce notice and also made several allegations in the media against the actor.
Siddiqui’s legal notice to wife states that she has been “engaging in fraud, willful and planned defamation” and “slander of character”. The notice also said that a reply on the divorce notice was sent to her within 15 days on May 19.
Talking to Indian Express, Nawazuddin’s lawyer Adnan Shaikh said, “All EMIs are still being paid by my client. We have attached payment details and screenshots. A huge sum was sent to Aaliya before the lockdown to make sure that all the children-related expenses are taken care of. Her divorce notice was replied to well in time, but again, she had stated the contrary in order to defame Mr Siddiqui through this well thought slander campaign. Hence, we have asked the actor’s wife to not make defamatory comments against him and also issue a written clarification for whatever she has recently said.”
Talking about the reply on Aaliya’s divorce notice, he said, “Aalia had sent the divorce notice on May 6, we had responded to that notice. Now, we have made our reply with whatever facts we had to give from records. Now it is her turn to take a step. We are taking steps whenever we are hurt legally. We were hurt legally because she was defaming my client. Now, if she doesn’t comply in the number of days that she has to, then we will take a step again and we will definitely report.”
Her estranged wife Aaliya, however, reacted to the notice sent to her by saying that she now has no reason to hold back any action against the actor.
She, on her official Twitter profile, wrote, “Good that you have finally spoken @Nawazuddin_S Do await my reply. I will have no reasons to now hold back any actions as sought to be initiated against you personally, by me.”
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in the film Ghoomketu. It was released on ZEE5 on May 22, 2020. The film features Siddiqui along with Ragini Khanna, Anurag Kashyap, Ila Arun, Raghuvir Yadav, and Brijendra Kala in prominent roles.