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 reacted to her grandmother Jaya Bachchan’s recent comment on her podcast, where the veteran actress said, “I don’t have a problem if you also have a child out of wedlock, I really don’t have a 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 created 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 were able to do that, I felt safe enough and comfortable enough to talk to them about anything 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 that I personally feel is important for us as a woman in India to be a place where You don’t feel uncomfortable about these things, so the podcast show was very enjoyable. The conversation was easy and I stepped outside my comfort zone.”
She added: “I think when you put yourself out there, whether it’s podcast or work, and we’re all on social media so everybody sees you, I think when you put yourself out there, you have to understand that something that you share with the world, your opinions, people can agree, people can disagree, but I think the purity and the motivation behind this podcast is having really fun and intelligent conversations and I think that we were able to. 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 writer 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 have starred together in films such as Zanjeer, Sholay, Abhimaan, Mili, Chupke Chukpe and Silsilaamong many others. Jaya Bachchan appeared in only a handful of films after the birth of Shweta and Abhishek Bachchan. In recent years, Big B and Jaya appeared together in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and the 2016 film Ki and Ka. Jaya Bachchan will next be seen in Karan Johar’s directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.