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7th Oct, 2022

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda is gaining popularity on social media day by day. She maintains a close bond with Big B. Recently in an event, Navya told that discussing menstruation at a public forum in the presence of her grandfather is a sign of progress. She also told that she grew up in a household where she felt comfortable having these discussions which continue to be taboo otherwise.

This media event was also attended by Dia Mirza, and Rashmika Mandanna. After Rashmika said that adolescents, nowadays, feel uncomfortable discussing taboo topics with their parents, Amitabh also agreed with her and revealed that he considers menstruation a ‘sign of recreation.' Likeminded with her grandfather, Navya revealed, "As he mentioned, it's a sign of life. That's not something that we should be ashamed of, or shy away from. Menstruation has been a taboo for a long time, but there has been progress. I’m sitting on stage today with my grandfather and talking about periods, and that itself is a sign of progress. The fact that we are sitting on a platform today with many people watching us and having an open conversation about menstruation itself shows that we have progressed, not just as women but as a country."

Navya further added, "It’s great that not just the women, but the men have also joined in this mission of making menstruation a destigmatized conversation. More importantly, at home, because change always begins at home. Women should feel comfortable and safe about their own bodies in their own homes before going out in society and talking about that. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a home where I felt comfortable having these conversations."

O the processional front, Navya recently launched her debut podcast, ‘What the Hell Navya’. The 31-minute podcast was all-encompassing of her mother, writer and entrepreneur Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and grandmother, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan and Navya’s opinions on a diversity of topics. Besides it, Navya runs Aara Health, an online healthcare platform for women. She is also the founder of Project Naveli.