Former Femina Miss India beauty pageant winner and actor Niharika Singh has made a #MeToo allegation against the Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
In her Twitter posting, Niharika has also named Bhushan Kumar. Explaining the sexual exploitation made by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika said that the relationship turned abusive. Eventhough she broke the relationship, he continuously made attempts to initiate a physical relationship again. As she did not relent, the actor spread wild stories about her and eventually, she was rejected from the industry.
"In 2013, Nawaz was offered a film by Buddhadeb Dasgupta titled ‘Anwar ka ajab kissa’ and he called me to ask me if I would do a small role in that film. I would only be required to shoot for 3 days. I gladly agreed and went to Shimultata where the shoot was scheduled. He tried to re-engage me sexually, begging me to be with him but I refused, saying I was happy to be his friend and nothing else. After coming back from the shoot, I didn’t take his calls and maintained my distance.
“I met Nawaz again in 2014 at the ‘Miss Lovely’ India release. This time he came in a SUV, with an entourage as the ‘star’ of the film. He was constantly throwing tantrums, upset with the way the promotions were being handled. He complained that the director should’ve just made a painting at home if he didn’t care much about box-office. He was very awkward around me so I tried to overcompensate by praising him in media interactions and indulged him to make him feel secure. One evening, after a promotional event in Ahmedabad, he tried to grab me again. I just walked away. “‘Anwar ka ajab kissa’ didn’t get a theatrical release and I heard from various sources that Nawaz had started telling people that I was a terrible actress. I didn’t get too many film offers after that."
Raising allegation against Producer Bhushan Kumar, the chairman and Managing Director of T-Series, she said that Bhushan Kumar allegedly sent her a suggestive text and when she responded making her disinterest clear, she says he did not try again.