Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife opens up on marital woes

Says no chance of reconciliation with actor

By Staff Report

Published: Tue 19 May 2020, 5:52 PM

Last updated: Fri 22 May 2020, 7:37 PM

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya, who has reverted to her maiden name, has opened up about the reasons for seeking divorce from the award-winning actor. 
In an interview with an Indian television channel she is quoted as saying: "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. . 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."
She continued, "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."
She has also said that since she raised their two kids, nine-year-old daughter Shaura Siddiqui, and five-year-old son Yaani Siddiqui, she wants their custody as well. It has also been mentioned that the actor has not seen his children in many months. 
Speaking to India TV, Aaliya is quoted as saying, "As a wife one goes through a lot, makes a lot of compromises. But if one feels that your partner is taking it easy. One big reason (for seeking divorce) is that there is no respect. Yes, you are a good actor, people look upto you. You can influence so many people. I have been a part of your journey...aapka saath deti hun. There are a lot of issues, I cannot elaborate, they are sensitive in nature, can harm."
She added, "At one point one has to decide. Tried to make him understand many times. I am from a middle-class family and as far as I can remember, there have been no divorce in my family, but I have my values, know what is right and what is wrong."
The actor who is currently in quarantine in his hometown of Budhana in Uttar Pradesh hasn't responded to the allegations. His is awaiting the release of Ghoomketu which is set for a digital release on OTT platform ZEE 5 on May 22.

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