He is known for being a protean actor of Bollywood, who flawlessly steps into the shoes of a comedian, a villain or a romantic hero. The plethora of roles he lived on the silver screen, has made us grow fond of him. He falls in the list of superstars of Bollywood but is a superhero in real life.
He is none other than Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is loved for his journey as an actor but is adored for his struggle as a person. From his debut role as a supporting role in the movie Sarfarosh till his lead role of Dashrath Manjhi in the movie 'Manjhi- The Mountain Man', he has easily managed to take our hearts away.
And shoutout to all his fans and followers who are partially responsible for what he is today because as they say "Janta Hai Toh Hum Hai." But we are sure Nawazuddin's fans may get a shock after knowing the following news from actor's personal front, which came to light last evening.
According to a police official, a serious charge has been filed against the actor. The spouse of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's younger brother has filed a complaint against the actor and his family. She alleged that she is a victim of harassment, torture, and domestic violence coming from Nawazuddin and his family.
The 42-year-old actor hails from Muzaffarnagar and his family still resides there. She blamed Nawazuddin and his family for torturing her to grab a large amount of dowry from her family. She said that Siddiqui's family is a follower of 'Dowry Tradition' and are asking her for dowry.
The woman had first approached the Kotwali police station, but when they did not entertain her complaint, she met the superintendent of Police (rural) along with her mother, father, and uncle. (Source: Indian Express)
According to the sources, the complaint was registered on the 1st of October. In that complaint given to Superintendent of Police (Rural), Rakesh Jolly, the woman who married the actor's younger brother Minauzzidin Siddiqui on May 31, 2016, has alleged that her in-laws have been asking for dowry and misbehaving with her. She has also alleged that Nawazuddin beat her up on September 28.
According to the victim, she was constantly harassed by Siddiqui and his family but shied away from taking any step against them. But they again frazzled her after the incident that took place on September 28. She alleged that she was beaten up by her in-laws including Nawazuddin.
It was heart wrenching when she stated, ''I was three months pregnant when Nawazuddin even kicked me in the stomach."
Refusing all the allegations made by his brother's wife, Nawazuddin said, 'She has deliberately charged him with such blames because he appears to be a soft target to her.' "I'm falsely charged by my sister-in-law because I'm a soft target for her and she could have easily made the news out of me. I'm an actor so, that could also be a reason for her allegations. Had it happened with a common man, it would not have made the headlines on television and newspapers," Nawazuddin said during a press conference. (Source: Indian Express)
Seems like 2016 hasn't been so lucky for this actor. In the very beginning of this year, Nawazuddin was caught in a controversy. In the month of January, A FIR was filed against the actor, in Versova Police Station for allegedly assaulting a woman over a parking dispute. She was the daughter of the chairman of the society, where both Nawazuddin and complainant resides. The actor's manager, however, denied the incident and said the police registered the complaint without verification. The rep said there was an argument, but no "Haa Thapa" took place.
Nawazuddin has a earned a lot of respect from the audience and also from people of the industry he works in. But such incidents can be severe hamper his image amongst the audience and in the Hindi Film Industry. All we can do is hope and wish, for the betterment of the situation and pray Almighty to help the innocent (whether the actor or his sister-in-law) get rid of the blames and allegations.