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‘Five Pages of the Book Killed the Impact of My Entire Effort’: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui looks back on the experience of writing his memoirs with some regret.  The uproar caused by the unflattering mention of two ladies with whom Nawazuddin was allegedly involved, prompted Nawazuddin’s publishers to withdraw his memoirs An Ordinary Life from the book shelves.

Nawaz says he’s done with telling his story. “The entire motive of the endeavour was turned on its head. I wanted to put my story forward so that others from small towns with big dreams could follow in my footsteps. How was  I to know that five pages of the book would kill the impact of my entire effort? The book had 209 pages. Only five of those pages were written about  over and over again.”

Nawaz deeply regrets naming the women he allegedly dated. “It was not in good taste to name the ladies. But I  didn’t know any better. I was  only trying to tell the  truth.” The actor par excellence says he’s done with telling his story. “Now if I ever write my memoirs, say  30-40 years from now, I will only tell lies in it. The truth is  not palatable to everybody.”

Nawaz was also in the news earlier this year for allegedly breaking into his wife’s Call Detail Record on her phone. In a rare moment of candour, he finally opens up on the issue. “It was never what it was made out to be. There are so many things that are said and done to someone who becomes successful in life. I can’t explain any more. But all I’ll say is, my wife and I are very happy together. If that makes some people unhappy, what can I do?”

Updated: September 30, 2018 — 8:23 am
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