“We grew up together, you and I, figuring it out as we went along” – Shweta Bachchan Nanda shared a heartwarming wish for her daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda as she turned 21 on December 6, 2018. Not only Shweta but Navya’s doting mama, Abhishek Bachchan also wrote a super-adorable birthday wish for ‘the coolest kid in the world’. It was raining warm birthday wishes and lots of love for Navya as she stepped foot into another chapter of her life. (Also Read: Ishaan Khatter Behaves Like A School Going Kid, Acts Crazy Over His Delicious Birthday Cake)
Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Nikhil Nanda’s daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda’s 21st birthday bash seemed nothing but perfect, surrounded with close friends and family. Shloka Birla, daughter of industrialist Yashovardhan Birla (Chairman of the of the Yash Birla group), gave a sneak peek to Navya’s birthday party held in Mumbai on December 6, 2018. In one of the pictures shared by Shloka, we can see Navya’s other two close friends, Khushi Kapoor and Shanaya Kapoor, and Shloka captioned it as, "We love you, Navs. Always and forever."
Meanwhile, Navya Naveli's fans clubs shared a video from inside the birthday party, wherein Navya can be seen blowing candles of her birthday cake alongside her parents Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Nikhil Nanda. Navya's mami, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her little cousin, Aaradhya Bachchan were by the birthday girl’s side. And as Navya blows her birthday candles, little Aaradhya can be seen totally smitten by the birthday cake and couldn't take her eyes off it. Here’s a glimpse of the Aaradhya Bachchan looking mesmerised over Navya’s birthday cake, is sure to make your day!
Coming back to the birthday wishes, Navya’s close friend and Student of The Year 2 star, Ananya Panday struck gold in her photo archive and shared a picture with Navya Naveli Nanda, Suhana Khan and Shanaya Kapoor on her Instagram story. Ananya captioned the post: "Happy birthday bro" and added, "I love you" followed by a heart emoji. Thank you Ananya for sharing this rare treat with us. Here, take a look:
Abhishek shared a lovely picture of the birthday girl and as a birthday message for his niece, he captioned it, "To the coolest kid in the world... Happy 21st Birthday my Navya. You are now “officially” a little lady, and a very gracious, loving and caring one at that too. From a baby who used to fit in the palm of my hand to becoming one of my dearest friends, you’ve always been mamu’s pet. Never change! Love you!" (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor's 38th Birthday Bash With 'You Are Our Rockstar' Cake, Pictures And Videos Inside)
Meanwhile, Shweta Nanda shared an adorable picture of six-month-old baby Navya, but it was her birthday wish which won our hearts. The doting mommy wrote, "The years didn’t fly by, they took their time, and you earned every single one of them! We grew up together, you and I, figuring it out as we went along ... here we are at 21 a far cry from this 6-month-old, that I really didn’t know what to make of! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOUV, you make it look easy, even when it isn’t. I Love U."
Recalling an incident when people abroad mistook her daughter and her as sisters, Shweta shared, “When we travel abroad together, people mistake my daughter and me for sisters — I love telling them my age, my daughter is cringing, jabbing me in the ribs and asking me to ‘calm down’.”
In an interview with Vogue, the proud daughter Navya talked about her mother and shared, “I’m actually really proud of my mum, the fact that after so many years she’s going out there to make a life for herself.” And Shweta revealed that one advice she gave to her daughter about joining the industry. Shweta had stated, "I really try to tell Navya about all the cons [of being a part of the film industry]. I have nothing against the industry, it's who we are. But, it's not an easy world to be in." When asked Navya if she wants to join Bollywood, she replied, “No way.” (Also Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu's Jungle-Themed First Birthday Cake Has Toy Elephants, Tigers, Birds And Trees)
Isn’t Aaradhya Bachchan adorably in awe of Navya Nanda’s birthday cake, all of us ever?