Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda grew up in Mumbai before marrying Delhi-based businessman Nikhil Nanda. Shweta, who now runs her own fashion line, revealed that she used to borrow money from her actor brother Abhishek Bachchan in her youth.
Shweta was speaking on her daughter Navya Naveli Nanda’s podcast, What The Hell Navya. The podcast also features Shweta’s mother, Jaya Bachchan.
During the show, Shweta said, “I borrowed money (from Abhishek Bachchan) not only in college but also in school…to buy food. When you’re in boarding school, it (food) is the first thing you can’t live without… I was never educated in all this (managing finances). Then when I got married and I was in Delhi, I had a job as an assistant teacher in a nursery, Learning Tree. There I got a salary I think , it was 3000 INR per month. I have put it in a bank…”
Shweta also said that she is glad that her lack of financial awareness was not passed on to Navya. “I don’t handle the finances of my company (even now). But I understand (the financial side). I never wanted you (Navya) to be like me. I am very happy that both you and Agastya are very attentive.” She added, “Even now, in our house, Navya manages the money (daily expenses). Even I look at it (family finances listed on Excel sheets)… my ignorance in all finances has not come down to you (Navya)… it’s something about numbers, I just see them and I get nervous. “
Shweta and Nikhil also have a son, Agastya, who is set to make his Hindi debut with Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming The Archies. The film stars six newcomers including Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Mihir Ahuja, Dot., Vedang Raina, Yuvraj Menda and Agastya. The film will be released on Netflix.