Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya has sent the actor a legal notice demanding a divorce and maintenance from him over issues related to their married life.
In a recent interview, Aaliya’s lawyer Abhay Sahay said that the legal notice was sent to Nawazuddin on May 7 through email and WhatsApp, but he is yet to respond.
Nawazuddin and Aaliya got married in 2009. They are parents to a daughter named Shora and son Yaani Siddiqui. It is the second marriage for the actor.
Aaliya’s lawyer media that the notice was sent to Nawazuddin via email and WhatsApp on 7 May and that he hasn’t replied to it yet. “Yes, it is to confirm that we have sent a legal notice to Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The notice was sent on behalf of Aaliya Siddiqui on 7 May, 2020. Due to unprecedented COVID-19 times, the notice could not be sent through speed post. It has been sent through email as well as WhatsApp. Aaliya, our client, has also sent the notice through WhatsApp.
However, Siddiqui has not responded till date. I think he is just keeping quiet regarding the notice and ignoring it. The notice has been sent claiming maintenance and divorce. I would not like to get into the details of the notice regarding what are the contents and what are the allegations, but let me tell you that the allegations are quite serious and those are very sensitive to Siddiqui as well as his family members,” the lawyer said.
Nawazuddin and Aaliya have been married for 10 years and have two children together. In 2017, it was reported that their marriage had hit a rough patch, but the couple had refuted divorce rumours back then.
Aaliya said about the reason for divorce, “There is not one reason but several reasons behind my problems with Nawaz. And, all these reasons are very serious.” She added that she had changed her name back to Anjana Anand Kishore Pandey two months ago. She is also known as Anjali.
“The problems between Nawaz and me have been going on since 2010, after one year of our marriage. I have been handling everything but now things have escalated beyond repair,” she said.
The legal notice, which runs into 22 pages, narrates various allegations against Nawazuddin and his family. Upon being requested, her advocates have shared the copy of first and last pages of the 22-pages long legal notice. They said that the issues are personal between them and stated that the allegations against Nawazuddin and his family are very sensitive in nature.
On Monday, Nawazuddin said he had travelled to his hometown Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, with his family members as his mother wasn’t keeping well and followed the necessary guidelines set by the state government. “Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother, who is 71 years old, got anxiety attack twice. We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government. We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana. Please #StaySafe #StayHome,” he wrote on Twitter.