Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Miss Lovely co- star Niharika Singh has accused him of sexual harassment. Niharika's open letter read, "Nowaz(Nawaz) had engaged multiple women, giving each one a different story; one of them even called me from his phone and started yelling at me. I also found about out about a woman he'd married in Haldwani whose family sued him for making dowry demands. I told him to clean up his mess, be honest with himself and everyone around him." She further added, "He was apologetic for his past behaviour, told me he'd worked on issues, dissolved his first marriage and married second time." #MeToo in Bollywood: Niharika Singh Calls Nawazuddin Siddiqui Sexually Repressed Toxic Indian Man in Her Open Letter – Read Full Statement.
She also called out the actor for having prejudices over caste, she wrote, "Nawaz being an aspirational, sexually repressed Indian man whose toxic male entitlement grew with his success is hardly surprising. What is interesting to note that despite not identifying as a Hindu, he carries deep caste prejudices since he chose to protect the honour of his 'Brahmin' wife after their names came in CDR scam, while he felt very comfortable painting me as a seductress wearing faux fur in his book, who he could sexually exploit, for public imagination."
Now, Nawazuddin's Sacred Games co- star Kubbra Sait has spoken in support of the actor. In a tweet she said, "A relationship gone sour, isn’t #MeToo someone needs to recognise the toxic difference before we go picking sides.
I stand by #NawazuddinSiddiqui or #Nowaz as a man."
"I stand by the fact that although Niharika Singh may have had a tough time in the industry, categorising her once personal relationship as a #MeToo statement is incorrectly placed. We as humans are flawed. That isn’t gender specific," she mentioned further in the tweet.