Amitabh Bachchan as of late penned down an exceptionally heart touching letter for his 2 princesses Aaradhya and Navya, in which he tells them to make their own choices and not worry about what the world will think or who they should get married to. (Twitter)
Being a woman in this big, bad world is not easy and Amitabh Bachchan knows it. Maybe that is why he has written such a heartfelt letter to his granddaughters, Navya and Aradhya.
He tells Navya, 18 that even her huge surname won’t shield her from the troubles that accompany being a lady while he unfavorably tells Aaradhya, 4 that he may not be there when she is mature enough to comprehend this letter.
The letter might be tended to his granddaughters, yet without a doubt any young lady can profit by it and be spurred by his savvy words.
Be that as it may, what made Amitabh Bachchan compose these letters in any case? Indeed, we can just figure, however we think it has something to do with his up and coming motion picture, Pink. The film is a court show, additionally featuring Taapsee Panu which recounts the narrative of three young ladies got in a patriarchal society that points the finger at ladies for all things wrong that transpire.
Read the entire text:
My very dearest Navya and Aaradhya,
You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders – Aaradhya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan… and Navya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Shri HP Nanda
Both your pardadajis gave your present surnames celebrated fame, dignity and recognition. Both of you may be a Nanda or a Bachchan, but you are also girls… women.
And because you are women people, will force their thinking, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go.
Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. Don’t let anyone make you believe that the length of your skirt is a measure of your character. Don’t let anyone’s opinion of who you should be friends with, dictate who you will be friends with. Don’t get married for any other reason other than you want to get married.
People will talk. They shall say some terrible things. But that doesn’t mean you have to listen to everyone. Never ever worry about – log kya kahenge
At the end of the day, you are the only one who will face the consequences of your actions, so don’t let other people make your decisions for you.
Navya – the privilege your name, your surname offers you, will not protect you from the difficulties you will face because you’re a woman.
Aaradhya – by the time you see and understand this, I may well not be around. But I think what I am saying today shall still be relevant.
This may be a difficult, difficult world to be a woman. But I believe that it is women like you that will change that. It may not be easy, setting your own boundaries, making your own choices, rising above people‘s judgement. But you, you can set an example for women everywhere.
Do this and you would have done more than I have ever done, and it will be my honour to be known not as Amitabh Bachchan, but as your grandfather.