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Nusrat Jahan's Allegations Baseless, Derogatory: Nikhil Jain

Nusrat Jahan had said that she doesn't need a divorce from Nikhil Jain since the marriage isn't legal.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Trinamool MP and actor Nusrat Jahan and businessman Nikhil Jain got married in 2019.</p></div>
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Following Trinamool MP and actor Nusrat Jahan's statement saying that her marriage with businessman Nikhil Jain isn't valid in India, Nikhil has responded to her claims. In a statement Jain said that "the allegations made by her are all baseless and derogatory and devoid of truth".

Nikhil added that he had proposed to Nusrat “out of love”, which the actor-MP “gladly accepted”. After this, they “went for a destination marriage in Bodrum of Turkey in June 2019 followed by a reception at Kolkata.”

He also said that they lived together as husband and wife. “However, within a very short period, she changed her attitude towards married life with me,” he said, adding that her behaviour started changing “since August 2020 during the shooting of a film.”

Nusrat Jahan's Statement

Earlier, Nusrat Jahan in a statement said that her marriage with Nikhil Jain was never validated under the Special Marriage Act. She further clarified that there is no need for them to get a divorce since the marriage in 'not legal, valid and tenable'.

Nusrat and Nikhil got married in Turkey in 2019. She made her entry into politics the same year and won the Lok Sabha Elections.

"Being on foreign land, as per Turkish Marriage Regulation, the ceremony is invalid. Moreover, since it was an interfaith marriage, it requires validation under the Special Marriage Act in India, which didn't happen. As per court of Law, it's not marriage but a relationship or a live-in relationship."
Nusrat Jahan, in a statement

She added that their separation happened a long time ago but she didn't speak up about it to keep her private life to herself. Without naming Nikhil, she also alleged that he illegally took money from her accounts.

"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," she said in her statement.

There were earlier reports that claimed that Nusrat started dating fellow actor-politician Yash Dasgupta. After rumours of her being pregnant with Dasgupta's child started making the rounds, writer Taslima Nasreen shared a long note on Facebook saying that Nusrat should divorce Nikhil if the rumours are true.

Nusrat, in her statement, further said, "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."

Nikhil addressed the situation and told the Hindustan Times, "I have never commented or will not comment anything on what she has said. The matter is subjudice. The civil suit in courts is in process. They are doing their job well." He's reportedly filed for an annulment.

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