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Kubbra Sait defends Nawazuddin Siddiqui accused of sexual harassment 

2020

Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was accused of sexual harassment by after former miss India Niharika Singh mentioned him on her #MeToo account.

Sandhya Menon who is one of the reporters behind the Indian campaign against sexual harassment shared Niharika's story via twitter. Nawazuddin and Niharika worked together on the 2009 movie Miss Lovely. In the post Niharika had expressed that the two became quite close during filming and that the connection was unlike any of the other superficial romances she had experienced in the past. She reveals that one morning after she had invited him over for breakfast he grabbed her, "I tried to push him away but he wouldn't let go. After a little coercion, I finally gave in. I wasn't sure what to make of this relationship," she adds. The two eventually started dating but split due to, as she explains "his constant lying". She then goes on to call Nawazuddin a "sexually repressed Indian man"

Kubbra Sait took to twitter on Saturday defending her Sacred Games co-star by stating, "A relationship gone sour, isn't #MeToo. Someone needs to recognise the toxic difference before we go picking sides. I stand by #NawazuddinSiddiqui or #Nowaz as a man" She later tweeted, "categorising her once personal relationship as a #MeToo statement is incorrectly placed"

As of yet, Nawazuddin has not made any comments regarding Niharika's accusations.

  Source: Hindustan Times By: Emilio Llosa

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