- “So proud of you Navya,” Big B wrote on Twitter
- “Proud mamu! Well done, Navya,” wrote Abhishek
- Navya recently opened up about her new venture – Project Naveli
New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda hit out at a troll, who dared to comment on her mother Shweta Bachchan’s profession. In an interview with Vogue recently, Navya opened up about her new venture – Project Naveli – which aims to empower women by addressing the issue of gender inequality in India. On Instagram, the magazine shared a snippet of Navya’s interview, in which she says: “I’ve grown up around working women in my family-my grandmother, my mother, my bua-it’s all I’ve known. To bring that change, you have to start with education and financial independence,” Commenting on the post, a user appeared to insinuate that Navya’s mother Shweta Bachchan isn’t an example of a “working woman” and asked: “What work does her mother do? LOL.”
Adding a smiley, Navya Naveli responded to the troll with a list of titles for Shweta Bachchan and wrote: “She’s an author, writer, designer, wife and mother.” Calling out the troll in a separate Instagram story, Navya added: “Being a mother and wife is a full-time job. Please don’t discredit women who are housemakers. Their role is so crucial in the upbringing of a generation that will hopefully support their contribution instead of tearing it down.”
Shweta Bachchan Nanda, who is married to businessman Nikhil Nanda, is a published author – her book Paradise Towers released in 2018 on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday. Shweta also launched a designer label in collaboration with designer Monisha Jaising that year – Navya modelled for her mom’s collection.
Meanwhile, shout-outs for Navya’s Project Naveli poured in on social media from her loudest cheerleaders – granddad Amitabh Bachchan and uncle Abhishek Bachchan. “So proud of you Navya… you make all of so proud… love you,” wrote Big B in a tweet while Abhishek added: “Proud mamu! Well done, Navya.”
So proud of you Navya .. you make all of so proud .. love you .. ❤❤ https://t.co/KkP4dGQUII
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 16, 2021
Navya Naveli Nanda graduated from New York’s Fordham University last year after which she started an online healthcare portal called Aara Health.