Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has finally reacted to his wife’s withdrawal of the divorce and said that his children are the priority. Last year, his wife Aaliya filed divorce papers to end the couple’s decade long marriage. The couple have 2 children together.

Last year, Talaash actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife Aaliya Siddiqui went through a terrible phase after Aaliya levelled strong allegations against the actor and filed for a divorce. She said that she would revert to her birth name Anjana Kishor Pandey after her separation from Nawaz. However, a couple of days ago, she had a change of heart and said that she would no longer be pursuing a divorce.

On Saturday, Nawaz opened up in an interview and talked about his love for his children. He said, “I prefer not to talk about my personal life, and I have never spoken ill of anyone. I don’t let negativity and hatred get to me. She is still the mother of my children, and we have shared a decade of our life together. I will always support her no matter what. Mera farz banta hai ke main unka khayal rakhu (It is my responsibility to provide for them). Aaliya and I are not on the same page, we may not agree with each other, but our children have always been my priority. They should not suffer because of us. Rishtey bante bighadte rehte hai, unka asar bacchon pe nahi hona chahiye (Relationships have their ups and downs, but that shouldn’t affect the children). I want to be a good father.” (Bombay Times)

He further said, “Insaniyat hi sab kuch hai. Pehle achhe insaan bano (Humanity is everything, we must all strive to be good humans). Lately, we have seen so much suffering; if the pandemic can’t change you for the better, nothing will. I’ll always be there for them. And each one of us needs to introspect.”

Aaliya said that she observed a change in Nawaz’s demeanour in recent weeks.  Earlier in the day, she said, “I was down with COVID, and Nawaz not only took care of the children, but also me.”

She further said, “This was despite what I said about him. He kept our differences aside and looked after me. Whenever I have been under stress, he has always helped me. This pandemic was an eye-opener. I realised what matters the most is the well-being of your children and good health. Our children need us, and if their happiness lies in us being together, we can keep our disagreements aside. I have withdrawn the legal notice that I had filed. I don’t seek divorce anymore, and I want to give this marriage a chance.”

Last year, Aaliya accused the actor of infidelity. She accused Nawaz’s brother, Shamas of physical violence. The actor filed a case of defamation and addressed all the allegations made by his wife.