MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has sent a legal notice to estranged wife, Aaliya, who had sent him a divorce notice on May 6.
Nawazuddin’s notice to his estranged wife alleges “engaging in fraud, willful and planned defamation” and “slander of character”.
Siddiqui’s lawyer, Adnan Shaikh has informed that the actor had replied to Aalia’s divorce notice on May 19, within 15 days in accordance with legal procedures.
In recent media interactions, Nawazuddin’s wife has claimed that she was unable to pay her children’s school fees as Nawazuddin had stopped paying her monthly allowance. However, The actor’s lawyer has rejected such claims.
Adnan Shaikh said, “All EMIs are still being paid by my client. We have attached payment details and screenshots. A huge sum was sent to Aaliya before the lockdown to make sure that all the children-related expenses are taken care of.”
The lawyer further said, “Her divorce notice was replied to well in time, but again, she had stated the contrary in order to defame Nawazuddin Siddiqui through this well-thought slander campaign. Hence, we have asked the actor’s wife to not make defamatory comments against him and also issue a written clarification for whatever she has recently said.”