Latest to take the Bollywood industry by #MeToo storm is the former Miss India, Niharika Singh and stated that she was sexually and emotionally harassed by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The two had worked together in ‘Miss Lovely’, an indie film which won quite a few awards globally.
In the series of tweets shared by a journalist, Niharika has named Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sajid Khan and Bhushan Kumar in her exploiting experiences as a model and a struggling actress. Niharika stated that the two were dating for sometime after Nawazuddin coerced her; however, she soon realized that her co-star was spreading rumours that she isn’t a good actress and made sure that she didn’t get good work in Bollywood. She called him a liar and said that he misbehaved with her on several occasions.
Incidentally, Nawazuddin had revealed about his affair with Niharika Singh in his authorised biography; however, it had to be pulled off from the shelves after Niharika sent the team a legal notice for defaming her. Now, it remains to be seen how Bollywood reacts to these strong allegations made by Niharika.