Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda opens up on facing mansplaining and being undermined as a woman

Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda might not like to be in the limelight despite having an illustrious filmy family, but she is already popular on social media. Last year, she had launched a digital healthcare platform for women called Aara Health. She is the co-founder of the online platform. She recently appeared in an Instagram live session along with her three founders wherein she talked about facing mansplaining and being undermined as a woman in a male-dominated society. Also Read – #BLBestOf2020: Sushant Singh Rajput BEATS Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan by a huge margin to be declared the Best Actor of the year

“When you are meeting new people for work and talking to them, there is always that…not worry of what they are going to think of you but more internal, where I feel like, ‘Oh, we need to prove ourselves.’ Especially because in the space that we are in, it is largely dominated by men,” Navya said in the video shared on Aara Health’s Instagram account. Also Read – India vs Australia: Shahid Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani laud India’s memorable test draw – read tweets

She further added, “So whenever we are put in the spotlight, talking to a vendor or a doctor… All of us have been in situations where we are talking to somebody, most likely a man, who is mansplaining and talking to us in a very condescending manner.” Also Read – Sydney test: ‘Pulled a draw under an extremely difficult situation,’ Amitabh Bachchan is all praise for the Indian cricket team

She continued, “It is those situations where you feel like you need to prove yourself and you don’t necessarily do because it is just stupid. But we have all been in those situations and I think that is where the anxiety comes from, which is, ‘Why is this person talking to me like I am stupid?’ That is where I feel like, ‘Okay, I need to prove myself.’ I need to make that impression in the beginning that I know what I am talking about and I don’t need you to explain every single thing to me and talk to me in a condescending manner.”

Navya had been in the news for her rumoured relationship with Jaaved Jaaferi’s son Meezaan, who made his Bollywood debut with the film Malaal. Addressing the dating rumours, Meezaan had said that they are only “friends” on a chat show. But when the show’s anchor played a quick game with Meezaan and asked him who he would like to kill, marry and hook-up with, between Navya, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday, the debutante chose Navya for marriage, Sara for a hook-up and decided to kill Ananya.

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