Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife, Aaliya, has opened why she decided to divorce him and she has also expressed her desire to get sole custody of both their children. Nawaz was served divorce papers via WhatsApp and email on May 7, according to Aaliya’s lawyer, however, he is yet to respond.
In an interview to TOI, Aaliya said that she had reverted to her original name, Anjali, as she does not want it to appear that she is piggybacking on Nawaz’s name after ending their relationship. She also mentioned that his brother, Shamas, was a part of the problem.
There are a lot of things that I don’t want to bring in the public domain as of now, but our problems started soon after we got married over a decade ago. Two months of lockdown gave me a lot of time to introspect. Self-respect is extremely important in a marriage. Woh meri khatam ho chuki thi (that didn’t exist for me), I didn’t have that. I was made to feel like a nobody, I always felt alone. His brother Shamas was also an issue. I have gone back to my original name, Anjana Kishor Pandey. I don’t want to be reminded that I am using someone’s identity for my benefit.
Adding further she said,,
I want to go with the flow. I haven’t thought much about the future, but I don’t want this marriage anymore. There are no chances of reconciliation.
With regards to the custody of their children, she said,
I have raised them and I want their custody.
On Monday, Nawaz said that he had arrived in his hometown of Budhana, in Uttar Pradesh, after the demise of his sister and to be with his mother, who hasn’t been well. The actor said that he had obtained the necessary travel permits and that he would be isolating himself for two weeks.
Aaliya alia Anjana Kishor Pandey’s Facebook handle which spells her occupation as “Self Employed” has demanded divorce as well as maintenance from her husband Nawazuddin. The quantum of maintenance is yet unknown.
In a TOI report from 2018, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was allegedly accused of spying on his wife and his name cropped up after the police in Thane nabbed 11 persons, mainly private detectives, who were involved in the Call Detail Records scam. However, he then took to his social media accounts to rubbish all such allegations.
His wife Aaliya had come out in his support and took to Facebook to share her angst. In 2018 she quoted,
Kal se media mein jo bhi news chal rahi hain, usey dekhkar Nawaz ke saath, main khud hairaan hoon. Pichhle kai samay se mere aur Nawaz ke baare mein kai tarah ki baatein media mein aati rahi hain, jinmein divorce se lekar Humaare saath na rahne jaisi kai baate kahi gai….. lekin kal se jo news circulate ho rahi hai…. wo hum dono ke liye shocking waali rahi aur mazboor hokar mujhe aaj apni khamoshi ko todna pada…. Pichhle dino unki biography ko lekar bhi, unki kaaphi aalochna hui thi. Nawaz ka dosh sirf itna tha ki wo sach ko sach bolte hain. Unke andar kahin koi jhooth nahi. Lekin bajaay unhein samjhne ke, unhein galat thahra diya gaya. Mera aur Nawaz ka rishta 15 saal puraana hai. Jab Nawaz kuchh bhi nahi the. Ek chhote se ghar se shuru hui hamaari prem kahaani mein kai utaar-chadaav rahe. Magar ek lambe relation ke baad aakhir humne shadi kar li.
Nawaz ne bhi career ki bulandiyon ko chhoo liya. Jo thodi bahut kami thi, wo hamaare do bachchon Shora aur Yani ke janm ne poori ho gai. Nawaz duniya ke liye aaj ek celebrity hain lekin mere liye Wo aaj bhi wahi Nawaz hain, jo 15 saal pahle the. Mujhe Nawaz ki hamesha se jo achchhi baat lagi, wo hai unka khule vicharon ka hona. Unhein jitna apna space pasand hai, dusron ko bhi wo utna hi space dete hain aur iska sabse bada example hai hum dono ka dharm. Main Hindu brahmin family se hoon, wahi Nawaz ek muslim. Lekin Nawaz ne kabhi mere alag dharm se hone ka mujhe ahsaas nahi hone diya. Na hi apne dharm ko mujh par thopne ki kabhi koshish ki. Wo jitna apne dharm ko maante hain, wahi respect, wo mere dharm ko bhi dete hain.
Yahi hamaare bich ek mazboot rishtey ki buniyaad rahi hai. Isi baat ne achchhe pati aur pita ke saath-saath, unhein ek behtareen insaan banaya hai. Shayad isiliye celebrity hone ke baad bhi unn par kisi tarah ka koi stardom haavi nahi ho paaya. Aaj bhi unke wahi poorane dost hain, wahi chhote-chhote shok hain. Wahi simple si unki life hai. Nawaz aaj bhi wahi Nawaz hain. Rahi baat, CDR se judi iss nai controversy ki to, sachchaai jald sabke saamne aa jayegi. Bas main yahan itna hi kahungi ki Nawaz par lagaaye gaye allegation poori tarah se jhoote aur be-buniyaad hain. Celebrity hone ke karan, unhein soft target banaya gaya hai…..