Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, through his advocate has sent a legal notice to his wife Aaliya Siddiqui seeking that she retract her statements to two media platforms. The notice also asks her to issue written clarifications, failing which he will initiate legal action against her.
His defamation notice says that Aaliya had said in her interview to one media platform that he had not replied to her divorce notice. The notice adds that she had told another media outlet during an interview, that he is not paying her maintenance, nor paying their children’s school fees.
Nawazuddin stated in his legal notice to her, sent through his advocate Adnan Shaikh, that these statements made by Aaliya were untrue. He had replied to her notice within the stipulated 15 days of its receipt, he said in his notice.
The notice further states that the allegations regarding non-payment of maintenance and children’s fees are a lie and stated with the intention to defame him.
Advocate Shaikh said, “My client has been paying maintenance and other expenses including EMIs during the lockdown, just as he did before. It all reflects on his bank account.”
When contacted, Aaliya Siddiqui said that she has not lied, has proof of what she has spoken and is ready to face legal action if necessary.