"His family has mentally and physically tortured me a lot."
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui, who recently filed for divorce, has revealed the shocking allegations against her husband and his family.
Aaliya sent a legal notice to the actor through her lawyer. In the notice, she demanded a divorce as well as maintenance money.
Nawazuddin’s wife stated there were several reasons and allegations behind her application for divorce.
Now Aaliya has opened up about the reasons behind her decision for a divorce.
Speaking to BollywoodLife, she revealed that the problems in her marriage were nothing new. Aaliya said:
“Problems [in the marriage] had begun from long before from the time I got married [to Nawazuddin], but I wasn’t bringing them forward.
“I was trying to solve these issues, waiting for them to get better. So, I finally had to take this decision. There are many reasons why I finally took this decision.”
Aaliya continued to explain the reasons she wants to leave her husband Nawazuddin Siddiqui. She said:
“The way you are, you are raised in the house you come from, how your mother and brother take care of you and then you are suddenly forced to change your religion.
“Anyway, that was necessary to get married, so I did that when he had asked me to.
“But then your life changes so badly that you realise that you were nothing in his life, you never were anything.
“You were just living alone with his children for ten years. You had to do everything alone.
“So, I decided to end it. After all, when I’m doing everything alone, then why not actually stay alone.”
Aaliya further added that although Nawazuddin did not physically hit her, his brother did. She explained:
“He [Nawazuddin] had never raised his hands on me but the shouting and arguments had become unbearable.
“You could say though that only that was left. Yes, but his family has mentally and physically tortured me a lot.
“His brother had even hit me. His mother, brothers and sisters-in-law used to stay with us only in Mumbai. So, I’ve been bearing a lot for too many years.”
She also revealed that there has been a pattern of divorce in Nawazuddin’s family. Aaliya expressed:
“There are already seven cases registered by the wives of their house against them and four divorces have taken place. This is the fifth one.
“It’s a pattern in his family. You leave a lot to avoid embarrassment before others but how much can you take in love.”
“My sister is supporting me as my father and mother are no more and my brother had passed away last December .”
The couple share two children; Shora and Yaani Siddiqui. Although Aaliya has demanded sole custody because Nawazuddin did not have time for his children. She said:
“However big an actor you’ve become, what’s the point if you’re not a good person?
“Our kids don’t even remember when their father last visited them. It’s been 3/4 months since he’s met his kids but he doesn’t even care.
“So even the kids have become used to it and don’t ask about him.”
Despite being aware of her husband’s affair, Aaliya supported him. However, he continued to disrespect her:
“Nawaz would keep telling me that I don’t have anything. I don’t know how to speak which is why he couldn’t take me in front of others.
“He wanted me to not speak in front of others as he didn’t feel I could. I didn’t want to always speak but how could you disrespect your wife like this?”
Aaliya further added:
“I was even admitted for panic attacks due to this some time ago. I want to remove this chapter from my life as a bad dream.”
It appears their separation has taken an ugly turn as these shocking revelations against the actor and his family have startled many.
As of yet, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has neither accepted nor denied these allegations against him.