Updated: March 19, 2021 9:53:24 am
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Nanda on Wednesday responded to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s remark about women wearing ripped jeans and the “example they set up before their children and the society.” The CM made the remarks while speaking at a workshop organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun on Tuesday.
Taking to Instagram, Navya shared photos where she is wearing ripped jeans and also gave her response to the statement. She wrote, “Change your mentality before changing our clothes because the only thing shocking here is the message comments like this send to society.”
In the next story, the youngster posted a picture of herself wearing a ripped jeans. “I’ll wear my ripped jeans. Thank you. And I’ll wear them proudly,” Navya wrote, captioning the photo.
Parliamentarian and actor Jaya Bachchan, who is also Navya’s grandmother, also criticised the comment. “Those in higher posts must think and make public statements. You say such things in today’s times, you will decide who’s cultured and who’s not based on clothes? It’s bad mindset and encourages crimes against women,” she told ANI.
Actor Kangana Ranaut had quite a distinct reaction to the controversy. “If you want to wear ripped jeans make sure coolness quotient is of this magnitude as in these pics,” the actor wrote with a collage of photos where she has been photographed in ripped jeans, “So that it looks like your style not your state a homeless beggar who hasn’t got an allowance from parents this month, most young people look like that these days #RippedJeansTwitter.”
If you want to wear ripped jeans make sure coolness quotient is of this magnitude as in these pics, so that it looks like your style not your state a homeless beggar who hasn’t got allowance from parents this month, most young people look like that these days #RippedJeansTwitter pic.twitter.com/hc14cLxQDE
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 18, 2021
Like a lot of people on Twitter reacting to the comment, Gul didn’t mention the CM but posed in ripped jeans. “* Takes out ripped jeans,**” she wrote, with a picture of herself in a pair of ripped jeans. She was accompanied by a girl posing with her in similar jeans.
* Takes out ripped jeans.*
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) March 17, 2021
Chhapaak writer Atika Chohan took to Instagram to post a series of selfies where she is seen wearing ripped jeans.
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The CM described in detail the attire of a woman who had once travelled in a flight with him during the event, before he questioned her values, “She was wearing boots, jeans ripped on the knees, and several bracelets. She had two children travelling with her. Her husband is a professor in JNU. You run an NGO, wear jeans ripped at the knees, move about in society, children are with you, what values you will teach?,” he said during a workshop organised by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
As for Navya, since she has made her Instagram account public, she has been actively engaging in subjects like women’s safety. Navya recently launched her project, Naveli, to fight gender disparity in the country.
Recently, when an Instagram user questioned her mother Shweta Bachchan’s profession, Navya highlighted the contribution of homemakers. Shweta is an author and filmmaker; she also has her design label.
“Being a mother and a wife is a full time job. Please don’t discredit women who are homemakers. Their role is so crucial in the upbringing of a generation that will hopefully support their contribution instead of tearing it down,” Navya wrote in an Instagram story.
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