Although she has Bollywood royalty etched in her name, Shweta Bachchan Nanda says she would be worried if her daughter Navya Naveli plans to join the industry in the future.
Nanda’s father Amitabh Bachchan continues to be a mega star in Bollywood at the age 74 whilst mother Jaya Bachchan, brother Abhishek Bachchan and sister-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are also prominent names in the industry. In an interview Nanda openly disclosed her worry saying, “I will be worried if she plans to be an actor. I don’t think it is as easy as it looks. You have to work extremely hard, especially if you are a woman. And I wonder if she has in her to bear with all of it.” “Also, there is a lot of failure involved, which many people don’t see. The failure is personal, your acting skills… The way you look on screen is slashed out in open.”
Naveli has been under the spotlight recently, with her pictures doing the rounds on social media. According to Nanda, the right way to become a star is to “want and rightly prepare” for it like her mother, not ‘stumble’ into it like her father, reports Times of India.
“My mother was the eldest daughter in the family. She graduated and told his father about her ambition of becoming an actor. Soon she joined acting school, and was a great student. I feel this is the way to go about it. Not because you see this as an easy way out. Instant fame and money in this industry is a myth.” she said at the launch of the book ‘Standing on the Apple Box’ by Aishwarya R Dhanush, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth in which she has also written the foreword for the book.
Nanda likes to maintain a low profile, and is extremely protective about her daughter despite the constant spotlight. The 42-year-old mother of two recently wrote an open letter asking media to give her daughter her ‘private life’ back. “My children are no celebrities. Why smash them on internet for one reason or the other? Let them earn their attention on their own. It shouldn’t be just because they are related to somebody.” she said.
Calling her family a ‘home of women’ who are strong-headed and independent, Nanda said that everyone was free to to pursue their own dreams and hopes young Naveli does the same. “My home is a home of women. Be it my grand-mother, mother, sister-in-law and me, we all are strong opinionated women. I am sure she will carry it forward.” she says.
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