Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back home in his native town Budhana in Uttarakhand. He explains, “This is where I was during the lockdown last year. This is where I am now when the Maharashtra Government has announced a lockdown again. For me, this is heaven. For stretches, you can only see green fields and cows grazing. I wish my children Shora and Yaani were here with me.”
So where are the children? “They were here with me in Budhana. But now, they are in my farmhouse in Kasara near Mumbai where it is absolutely safe. They will be there until the lockdown is over and the pandemic subsides.”
Nawazuddin’s wife Aaliya had washed a lot of dirty linen in public last year, making serious allegations against Nawaz and his family. But she has now withdrawn all her complaints and wants to give their marriage another chance for the children’s sake.
Nawaz says, “I never said a word on this topic till now. I don’t have anything to say about this now. All I…