Amitabh Bachchan's letter to his granddaughters, Aaradhya and Navya, is the best thing you'll read today!
"You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders - Aaradhya, the legacy of your पर दादाजी, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan… and Navya, the legacy of your पर दादाजी, Shri HP Nanda…."
It's a fact that children are very close to their grandparents. Grandparents too love to share their thought, dreams and desires with their grandkids and love to see them grow. Whether it is your dada-dadi or nana-nani, both sets of grandparents have important words of advice and a lot of love to share.
Grandfather to two lovely granddaughters, Navya and Aaradhya, legendary actor and the patron of the Bachchan family Amitabh Bachchan has written a very emotional letter that is full of pearls of wisdom for his grandkids.
However, he calls it a letter to all the granddaughters of India and talks about pressing Indian issues that affect Indian girls--from gender issues to marrying for love, from making your own identity to listening to your heart. Indeed the letter had everything a grandfather would want to tell his grandchild.
The actor also received an overwhelming response on social media for his heartfelt letter and the tech savvy superstar posted a few pics of the letter for his fans.
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 5, 2016
Here is the complete text of the letter which Amitabh Bachchan has written to his granddaughters:
My very dearest Navya & Aaradhya,
You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders - Aaradhya, the legacy of your पर दादाजी, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan… and Navya, the legacy of your पर दादाजी, Shri HP Nanda….
Both your पर दादाजीs gave your present surnames celebrated fame, dignity and recognition!
Both of you maybe 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 judgment. 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 - लोग क्या कहेंगे!
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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 judgment. 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!!
With all my love
Your... Dadaji... your Nana
The actor also posted a video on Twitter, which was later posted on YouTube, as he thought his grandkids won't understand his shaky handwriting. Watch that video here:
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