Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan has finally broken her silence over the speculations regarding her split with husband Nikhil Jain. The actress and TMC MP have released a statement on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, she revealedthat her marriage is not valid in India.
In her statement, the TMC MP said she has separated from Jain long back, and her wedding in Turkey was not valid as per Indian law and it was not a legal marriage as per Turkish regulations either.
TMC MP alleged that her belongings, including family jewellery and other assets, have been “illegally held back, funds were mishandled” from various accounts without her knowledge.
“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 did not happen. As per the court of law, it is not a Marriage but a relationship or a live-in relationship. Thus, the question of divorce does not arise. Our separation happened long back, but I did not speak about it as I intended to keep my private life to myself,” the statement reads.
Now, the netizens have started demanding to book her for lying as she took an oath under the constitution, saying she is married to Nikhil Jain and now claiming the marriage wasn’t legal.
Nusrat Jahan and Nikhil got married on June 19, 2019. The actress turned MP was also given death threats by Islamic fundamentalists for dressing as Goddess Durga for a photoshoot.