Navya Nanda, during a recent interaction with NDTV’s Arun Singh, opened up about her podcast What The Hell Navya and she also talked about her family. She also responded to her grandmother Jaya Bachchan’s recent comment on her podcast, where the veteran actress said, “I have no problem if you also have a child without marriage, I really have no problem.” Navya told NDTV that “the conversation was easy and we never felt out of our comfort zone.” When asked if she expected the uproar that Jaya Bachchan’s statement caused in the media,” Navy said, “I think the whole point of this podcast was to create a safe space for women and I think we can do that.” I felt confident enough and comfortable enough to talk to them about everything like relationships, friendships.”
Navya added during the interaction: “We have an episode where we talk about women’s health and hygiene, so I think when you create the environment, which I personally think is important for us as women in India to take on to be a place where you don’t feel uncomfortable with these things, so that podcast show was very comfortable. The conversation was easy and I stepped out of my comfort zone.”
She added: “I think when you put yourself out there be it podcast or work and we’re all on social media so everyone is looking at you I think when you put yourself out there you have to understand that something that you share with the world, your opinions, people might agree, people might disagree, but I think the purity and motivation behind this podcast have really nice fun intelligent conversations and I think we were able to do that. I’m grateful for all the love and support we’ve received for the episode, for the show so far and I think that’s pretty much what we’re looking for.”
Navya Navelii Nanda, a graduate of New York’s Fordham University, co-owns Aara Health, an online platform that discusses health issues and more. She is the daughter of author Shweta Bachchan Nanda and entrepreneur Nikhil Nanda. She is the granddaughter of Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Her uncle Abhishek Bachchan and aunt Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are also celebrated actors.
Jaya Bachchan married Amitabh Bachchan in June 1973 and they starred together in movies like Zanjeer, Sholay, Abhimaan, Mili, Chupke Chukpe and Silsila, among many others. Jaya Bachchan only appeared in a handful of films after the birth of Shweta and Abhishek Bachchan. In more recent years, Big B and Jaya appeared together in such films as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and the movie from 2016 Ki and Ka. Jaya Bachchan will next be seen directed by Karan Johar Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.