Navya Naveli Nanda’s love for reading is evident in her social media posts. And that should come as no surprise given her family’s close association with art and literature. While her great-grandfather Harivansh Rai Bachchan is one of the most prolific poets the country has ever had, her mother Shweta Bachchan is also an author. On Tuesday, Navya Nanda – who is the granddaughter of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan – shared her idea of a perfect day and as expected, it involved reading. The shared image is that of the book, The Village of Eight Tombs by Seishi Yokomizo with a sprawling garden in the background.
In the caption, Navya Nanda wrote, “A reading nook, a Japanese murder mystery and a bit of sunshine…” The post caught the attention of Navya’s mother and fellow bibliophile, Shweta Bachchan. Responding to a comment from digital creator Rasna Bhasin as to whether the book was any good, Navya Nanda replied in the affirmative.
Feeling that her daughter enjoyed the book, Shweta Bachchan made another recommendation and said, “I have another book from the series by the same author upstairs. Inugami curse. To that, Navya Nanda said, “Read it already.” Do you take notes on all those books, because we are!
The mother-daughter duo are often featured on each other’s Instagram timelines. Last year, the two appeared together on Kaun Banega Crorepati hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Sharing a photo from the set, Navya Nanda wrote, “Yes mom you are always right!”
A few days ago, Shweta Bachchan shared a photo with her daughter and wrote, “Color me red.” Navya Nanda responded with a heart emoji.
Here is another image of Shweta Bachchan with her mother, actress Jaya Bachchan and Navya Nanda. In the caption, she wrote, “You, me and Dupree.”
Navya Naveli Nanda is the founder of Project Naveli and co-founder of Aara Health. Shweta Bachchan is the author of the bestselling novel Heavenly towers.