Will be worried if Navya Naveli plans to be an actor, Shweta Nanda


Often we heard Bollywood celebs saying their respective child has all the freedom to take up acting if they desire so. As a parents they would be very supportive in whatever area they want to specialize and they would not restrict his or her child to a certain area. There are many star kid in line to enter into showbiz, Aryan Khan, Ishaan Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and one more popular name is megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda. Navya hails from a filmy family. Acting runs in her blood but the vital question is whether she would take or not take up acting as her career choice. Her mother and Big B’s daughter Shweta Nanda, who is very protective about her teenager daughter said that she would be worried if Navya takes up acting as it a very challenging job and one has to be strong enough to accept failure.

Speaking as the launch of Aishwaryaa R Dhanush's new book in New Delhi this week, Shweta Nanda said, "I will be worried if if (Navya Naveli) 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."

The Bachchans as well as the Nanda are very protective about Navya, who completed school with Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan this year.

"We have no Google alert for her, because it would be very upsetting for her to read these things. I didn't do anything for two years thinking that it would only draw more attention towards it," Shweta Bachchan Nanda said.

Shweta also added that Navya is free to pursue her hopes and dreams. "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," Shweta said.

Shweta says anybody who wants to be an actor should 'prepare' like her mother Jaya Bachchan did, not 'stumble' into it like her father Amitabh Bachchan. "My mother was the eldest daughter in the family. She graduated and told her 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.