Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui has withdrawn his controversial memoir, “An Ordinary Life,” which was criticised for detailing his relationships with several women without their consent.
His memoir, released on October 16, contained vivid details of the actor's relationships, including with one of his co-stars, Niharika Singh.
In an official statement to the Times of India, Singh said: "None of what he has written has been with my knowledge, let alone my consent."
Nawazuddin later apologised on social media. "I am apologising to everyone whose sentiments are hurt because of the chaos around my memoir, ‘An Ordinary Life.’ I hereby regret and decide to withdraw my book," Siddiqui wrote on his official Facebook and Twitter pages, later on Monday.
However, he did not personally apologise to each one of the women he mentioned in the book.
The apology, however, came after “Ek Chalis Ki Last Local” star, Sunita Rajwar, who was mentioned in the book as the actor's first girlfriend, took to Facebook to accuse him of "extraordinary lies."
In the memoir, the 43-year-old actor had said that she broke off the relationship because he was a "struggler" when they were together.
However, in Sunita’s Facebook post she claimed: "I did not leave you because you were poor, but because of your poor way of thinking."
Nawazuddin is seen as one of Bollywood's most talented actors, who has starred in critically acclaimed films like “Gangs of Wasseypur,” “Manjhi,” “Black Friday” and “Lunchbox,” among others.