After a decade long marriage, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aalia Siddiqui has sent the veteran actor a legal notice to end their marriage.

“Problems in the marriage had begun long before, but I wasn’t bringing them forward. I was trying to solve these issues, waiting for them to get better. I finally had to take this decision,” revealed Aalia in a conversation with Bollywood Life.

She further accused his family of physical and mental torture, sharing that “Nawaz had never raised his hands on me, but the shouting and arguments had become unbearable. But his family has mentally and physically tortured me a lot. His brother had even hit me.”

“I’ve been bearing a lot for too many years," she added. "His first wife had also left him for this reason. It’s a pattern [in the family]. There are already seven cases registered by the wives of their house against them, and four divorces have taken place. This is the fifth one. It’s a pattern in his family. You conceal a lot to avoid embarrassment before others, but how much can you take in love?”

She has also demanded sole custody of their nine-year-old daughter Shaura Siddiqui, and five-year-old son Yaani Siddiqui; and changed her name back to Anjana Anand Kishore Pandey, saying she wants nothing to do with his identity anymore.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was earlier married to Sheeba, but the duo had separated in six months. He is currently under quarantine with his family in Budhana and has released no statement on the matter yet.

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