She is one of the most popular starkids around and she is not even in films. Navya Naveli Nanda, daughter of Shweta Bachchan and industrialist Nikhil Nanda is very popular on social media but so far she has not evinced any interest to be in the movies. Instead, she was happy being busy with academics in the US. Now, Abhishek Bachchan’s niece and Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter has graduated from New York’s Fordham University and the family is certainly celebrating the occasion amidst the coronavirus lockdown. The graduation ceremony had to be cancelled because of the current condition.
Leading the pack was mum Shweta Bachchan who posted that her robe was handstiched from scratch and the graduation cap was made of black chartpaper. She wrote, “Class of 2020 – Navya finished college today and since she and everyone else graduating this year won’t get a ceremony we decided to DIY one. With a chart paper cap and a gown hand stitched from scraps of black tenting.” Incidentally, Navya had modelled for her mother when the latter had turned designer with her brand M x S, launched in association with Monisha Jaising.
Uncle Abhishek Bachchan was not far behind. This is what he posted. ” Congratulations my Navya on your graduation! Although due to the lockdown you were not able to celebrate it at your university with your classmates and the home garden had to suffice….Seems like yesterday that we were moving you into your dorm room as a freshman… Wait, strike that. Not “we”, “I”!! (You always managed to make Mamu do the heavy lifting ). God bless you! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the world.
Then there was granddad Amitabh Bachchan who could not contain his pride either. In a heartwarming video that he posted, he wrote, “Granddaughter Navya … The most important day in the life of a young student – graduation day. She graduated from college in New York, but ceremony and presence got cancelled because of Corona and lockdown. She could not go… w too had all planned to be with her on this important occasion. She wanted to wear that graduation gown and cap, so staff stitched her an impromptu gown and cap and she wore it and celebrated at home in Jalsa .. So proud of you Navya. God bless .. Such a positive and happy attitude. Love you.”