Nusrat Jahan, a member of the Trinamool Congress, published a statement on Wednesday claiming that her marriage to Nikhil Jain was never genuine because an interfaith marriage in India required validation under the Special Marriage Act, which was never done. She stressed that divorce was not an option because the marriage was not legal, valid, or tenable. “Our separation happened long back, but I did not speak about it as I intended to keep my private life to myself,” the Basirhat MP said.
Nusrat Jahan, an actor-turned-politician, married businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey in 2019 after making her political debut and winning the Lok Sabha Elections in the same year. Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, was also present at the reception. The wedding ceremony followed Turkish marriage regulations, according to the MP. Recent rumours stated Nusrat began dating fellow actor-politician Yash Dasgupta, who was a BJP candidate in the Bengal election in 2021, fueling suspicions of a marital rift.
Rumours that Nusrat is expecting Yash’s kid began circulating in the media and on social networking platforms a few days ago, prompting writer Taslima Nasreen to respond in a lengthy Facebook post, saying that if the allegation is real, Nusrat should divorce Nikhil.