Nawazuddin Siddiqui attracts wrath of clerics for short film on Halala

25 . Jan . 2018
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The country is experiencing a lot of chaos with the Triple Talaq bill being hailed by a part of the population, while many others are opposing it. Amidst all this hoopla, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has attracted the wrath of clerics for the Muslim community with one of his productions.

The acclaimed actor has recently released a short film titled Miyan Kal Aana (Mister Come Tomorrow) which talks of the ills of the Halala law. As per the Halala law, once a husband divorces his divorces his wife, he can only remarry her once her next husband divorces her consuming the marriage.

Chairman of Fatwa Online of Deoband, Maulana Arshad Farooqui has criticized the actor severely for considering Halala illegitimate.

The film, which released on YouTube on, follows the journey of a man named Imtiaz, who divorced his wife in a fit of rage only to regret the decision. He wants to rectify his mistake, but can’t get his wife back until she gets married to someone else. He arranges for a cleric to marry her on the condition that the cleric will divorce her the next day after consuming the marriage on the wedding night. But despite all his plans, Imtiaz doesn’t get his ex-wife, as the cleric says he hasn’t consummated the marriage yet. Her next husband won’t divorce her until he consummates the marriage.

The short film has an ensemble cast consisting of Manisha Marzara, Jaihind Kumar, Ilyas Khan, Gazanavi, Meena and many more. The film has been doing rounds of international film festivals for quite some time. It was part of 68th Cannes International Film Festival, 21st Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest; overall it went to 23 International film festivals and 10 Awards. The short is directed Shamas Nawab Siddiqui, Nawazuddin’s brother.

You can watch the film here: