Even before she makes her producing debut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui gets implicated in a case of financial fraud. The creator and co-producer of Aaliya’s debut film, “Holy Cow,” Manju Garhwal, claims that Aaliya is refusing to reimburse her for the Rs 31 lakh that she put in the production.
After numerous repeated attempts to communicate, a police complaint against Aaliya Siddiqui is filed by Manju Garhwal on June 20 at the Amboli Police station, accusing her of mental torture and harassment she faced along with lakhs of pending dues and credit for the movie.
While speaking to media, Manju said, “Since 2005, Aaliya and I have been pals. She always wanted to be a producer. When everything came together, she asked me to take control and manage the creative aspect while she made the decision to handle the financial aspects. I hired actors and cast members for the movie, but the cheques I wrote to them soon began to bounce. Manju continued by revealing that her father contributed funds to the undertaking at Aaliya’s urging. “Aaliya was aware that my father was selling his residence in Ujjain. She persuaded my father to give her the money from the sale of the property because she needed money and promised to pay him back the same amount in a month. But that didn’t work, as Manju stated, She and Aaliya had a fallout.
After this incident, Aaliya being a creative and Co-Producer for “Holy Cow” refused to credit the money back. Manju claimed to have a hard drive with “Holy Cow” data, and after so much pleading, Aaliya finally agreed to pay her Rs 22 lakh and take the hard drive. “However, ever since then, I’ve been frantically trying to reclaim my unpaid debt of Rs 31 lakh. I even complained to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), and I just learned that she has started talking to my team about the payment issue. But I have no idea when it will happen.
Manju said that Aaliya had submitted a medical report asking for more time to reply to the police complaint; however, the co-producer believes that the information in the report is dubious.
Manju said that Aaliya had submitted a medical report asking for more time to reply to the police complaint; however, the co-producer believes that the report’s details are dubious.
Manju Garhwal is eager to receive her money as soon as possible and the credit for the movie as a creative and co-producer since “Holy Cow” is scheduled for release in August. This entertaining film is directed by Sai Kabir and features Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sanjay Mishra, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the key parts.
When media contacted Aaliya Siddiqui to get her perspective on the situation, she refused to comment.