Both of you may be 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 judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.
These are some words of wisdom from Amitabh Bachchan for his two granddaughters Aaradhya and Navvya. The superstar who is also a doting grandfather tweeted this picture as he wrote a letter to the girls, encouraging them to break the shackles imposed by society on women.
He further goes on to say:
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.
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 judgement. But YOU !…you can set an example for women everywhere.
The letter clearly talks about social issues that girls in India have to face, and he openly talks about the problem where a girl is often judged by the kind of clothes she wears and how with fame comes a lot of responsibility and gossip.
Incidentally, Bachchan will soon be seen in ‘Pink’, a film which also deals with the misogynistic attitude of society towards the urban young women. Combine that with this letter, and we sure see the feminist side of Big B!
Feature Image Credit: IndianExpress.com