- Nawazuddin Siddiqui Handed Divorce Notice By Wife Aaliya
- She said they were having problems since the past 10 years
- They have been married for 11 years
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who turns 46 today, found himself to be the subject if unexpected headlines all over. The actor has been sent a divorce notice by his wife Aaliya who has been married to him for 11 years and revealed in an interview with a leading news agency in India, a day ago, that the couple has been facing trouble since the last 10 years – that is just 1 year less than their total married time – and added that she used this lockdown as a mean to end their marriage.
Currently, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is in his hometown Budhana in Uttar Pradesh – he reached there last Saturday after receiving permission to travel during the lockdown and is now on the mandatory two-week home quarantine.
Speaking to that news agency, Aaliya Siddiqui said, “I have sent him a legal notice, but he has not replied.” During the same interview, she was asked what made her take this decision of divorcing 46 year old actor to which she replied, “I won’t be able to speak on the issues right away, but yes, we have been having problems from the last ten years.”
She added that the alone time in lockdown gave her the opportunity to introspect, and said, “Now, during the lockdown, I got thinking and thought I had to end this marriage. I had sent him the notice much before he left for Muzaffarpur, and he has not yet replied to my notice, so I have to take a legal route now.”
Aaliya Siddiqui’s advocate, Abhay Sahai said that a legal notice of divorce was sent to Nawazuddin Siddiqui via WhatsApp and E-mail on the 7th of May as the means of a speed post was unavailable due to the lockdown. Abhay Sahai said, “Mrs Siddiqui, our client, has also sent the notice through WhatsApp. However, Mr Siddiqui has not responded till date. The notice has been sent claiming maintenance and divorce, told PTI on Monday.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Aaliya got married in the year 2009 and are parents to a daughter named Shora and son Yaani Siddiqui. It is the second marriage for the Sacred Games star.
Nawazuddin travelled to his hometown Budhana, in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh from Mumbai on Saturday after he was permitted to travel by the Maharashtra authorities. The actor will be spending Eid with his extended family, however, it will be a muted occasion for them because Nawazuddin’s younger sister had died just 9 months ago and his mother’s health is not been keeping well due to anxiety issues.
The 46 year old actor shared a tweet explaining that he complied with the procedures by the government to travel. He also shared the news with his fans as to why he had to travel amid the lockdown saying, “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 home quarantined at our hometown Budhana. Please stay home, stay safe.”
Professionally, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is awaiting the release of his movie Ghoomketu, which will be released on the OTT platform Zee 5 on the 22nd May.
Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother who is 71yrs old got anxiety attack twice.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) May 18, 2020
We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government.
We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana.
Please #StaySafe #StayHome