Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda talks about being put into the spotlight, and in situations where a man has spoken to her and women in general in a condescending manner.
Navya Naveli Nanda File.Pic/Yogen Shah
Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has spoken about an issue that happens to be a matter of concern for a lot of women across the nation. For the uninitiated, she is the co-founder of Aara Health, an online platform where women get the opportunities to talk about their health issues.
In an interaction on its Instagram page, Nanda touched upon issues about being in the spotlight due to hailing from a film family and also women facing mansplaining. She said in the interaction, "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."
She 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."
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Talking about how to tackle that particular situation or how to deal with the same, she said, "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?'"
She continued, "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."