Is Nawazuddin using his complexion, poverty, sex stories to sell his book?

New Delhi, Oct 30: Ace actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's biography 'An Ordinary Life: A Memoir,' is now akin to a cat out of bag. If Siddiqui’s first girlfriend, Sunita Rajwar, is to be trusted all revelations in the book are just cheap gimmicks to sell his book. In fact the versatile actor, according to critics has leaned on women to sell his biography. As soon as the content, at least some part of it became viral; the portion where he elaborates on some intimate moments with Sunita Rajwar was objected upon by Sunita, “The truth is, at the time of our relationship, his family’s background was better than mine. It’s scary to see a successful man like him be so insecure.”

“Nawaz believes that I left him because he was poor and a struggler. Then what was I, Nawaz? You were at least living in your home, I was living at a friend’s house...I stopped taking your calls because just the idea of you would disgust me...I left you because you would make fun of our relationship and share intimate details about it with common friends.Then I realised what you really thought about women and love,” she wrote and questions sarcastically.

“You say I was your first love. Like the first spell of shower in a drought. If this was really your first love, I pray to God that no one has such an experience with first love...I didn’t leave you because you were poor but because your thoughts never knew how to respect women and still don’t,” she added.

Earlier last week, Niharika, his co-star from Miss Lovely, had made clarifications about Nawaz’s statements. Nawaz had written that they were in a relationship for a year and a half, among other, more intimate details. The content of the book reads thus: “For the very first time I went to Niharika’s house. I rang the doorbell, slightly nervous. When she opened the door, revealing a glimpse of the house, I was speechless with amazement. A hundred, or so it seemed, little candles flickered beautifully. She wore soft faux fur, looking devastatingly gorgeous, her beauty illuminated even more in the candlelight. And I, being the lusty village bumpkin that I am, scooped her up in my arms and headed straight for the bedroom. We made passionate love. And just like that, out of the blue, I began a relationship with Niharika Singh, a relationship which I did not know then would last for almost one-and-a-half years.”

In her statement, Niharika said: “Nawaz and I had a brief relationship during the making of Miss Lovely that lasted less than a few months. So today when he paints me as a woman in fur enticing him into her bedroom with candles, or desperately calling him and mailing other women on his behalf, I can only laugh. He obviously wants to sell his book and it would appear that he is willing to exploit and disrespect a woman just to do so. He has chosen to fabricate stories and manipulate a fleeting relationship. None of what he has written has been with my knowledge, let alone my consent. It is this very aspect of Nawaz that caused me to end my relationship with him in the first place. I have always maintained that he’s a brilliant actor. However, I had hoped these acting skills would remain confined only to the screen. Still, I wish him well.”