Aaliya Siddiqui, the estranged wife of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has spoken out about why she chose to share her personal problems on public platforms. Aaliya and Nawazuddin have been embroiled in a bitter public feud for some time now. Aaliya has alleged that Nawazuddin's mother harassed her and that the actor had disowned their children. She also claimed that her career was being affected, and she wasn't allowed to work.
In a recent interview, Aaliya explained that she felt suffocated by her situation and needed to speak out. She did, however, admit that she "shouldn't have spoken about these things in public."
In an interview with News18, Aaliya said,
"I had to talk about these things in public because I was suffering a lot. I felt like I would suffocate if I didn't. The decision taken by the court finally makes me feel I'm at peace. Only I know what I went through mentally."
She went on to explain that the situation had been affecting her for the past 12 years and that she felt like she had no one to turn to. When you've no one listening to you, you've to fight, she said. She took to a public platform because she wanted the media to understand what she was going through. She was going through some really deep difficulties, and wasn't being able to tell anyone about it.
Aaliya also discussed how her career was being affected by the situation.
"My career was getting affected. I wasn't allowed to work. They didn't allow my career to further and wanted to hold me back," she said.
Despite their ongoing public feud, Aaliya recently thanked Nawazuddin for working on her recent production, Holy Cow. The film, which was directed by Sai Kabir and also starred Sanjay Mishra, was released in theaters in August 2022 and on Prime Video earlier this week.