Amid pregnancy rumours, actress-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan finally broke her silence on Wednesday and released an official statement about her tumultuous marriage with Nikhil Jain.
Jahan, who married Jain, in June 2019, in an intimate ceremony in Turkey, said that her interfaith marriage with the Kolkata-based businessman is 'invalid' as it was never registered under the Special Marriage Act in India.
In the statement, Nusrat said that because her marriage was not legal, the question of divorce doesn't arise. She said that they separated 'long back', but she had decided to keep her life private.
Without mentioning names, the actress accused her estranged husband of mishandling her money and accessing her bank accounts illegally.
"The one who claims to be “rich” and “been used by me” has been taking money from my account by accessing my bank accounts illegally and by illegitimate means at odd hours of the night, even post-separation. I have already taken this up with the concerned banking authority and a police complaint shall be filed shortly. In the past, details of all family accounts were handed over to him, upon his requests and none of me or my family members was aware of any instructions given to the bank via our accounts. He has also been mishandling my funds from various accounts without my knowledge and consent. I am still battling it out with the bank & if need be, would release proof of the same," read an excerpt of her statement.
The Basirhat MP also said that her belongings, including jewellery, have been 'illegally held back' by him.
She concluded by saying, "I would never speak up about my personal life or anyone I am not related to. Thus, people who call themselves “normal people” must not entertain anything which is not related to them. I would request the media to refrain from questioning the wrong person, who has not been a part of my life for long now. Turning a “Sadaharon” person, as claimed by someone, into a “Hero”, giving one-sided stories to malign my image is not desirable. I would earnestly request my friends from the media to not give unnecessary mileage to such people or situations."
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader tied the knot in 2019 as per Turkish Marriage Regulation.
The couple had hosted a grand reception in Kolkata. The ceremony was attended by prominent personalities from the film industry, politics and business world, including her friend and fellow actor-MP Mimi Chakraborty.
Recently, reports claimed that Nusrat is dating fellow actor-politician Yash Dasgupta.
After rumours of Nusrat and Yash expecting a baby together went viral, writer Taslima Nasreeen had said that Nusrat should officially end her marriage with Nikhil Jain.