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Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda make one of the most famous father-daughter duos of Bollywood. And just like any father who is the happiest on his daughter's achievements, Amitabh Bachchan is also on cloud nine. Wondering why? Well, Shweta Bachchan Nanda's debut novel, Paradise Towers was released a few days ago, and guess what? The novel has become the bestseller in India and is topping the charts on the online shopping portal, Amazon. (Suggested Read: Neeti Mohan Is A Happy Bride-To-Be At Her Bachelorette, Mohan Sisters-Tahira Kashyap Have A Blast)
Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share the happy news and wrote that daughters are special. Sharing the following pic, Amit ji wrote, "Nothing brings greater pride to a Father than this achievement of a DAUGHTER! daughters are special. From this little 'ghunghat' to the 'bestseller GHAT!'
Shweta Bachchan Nanda has also always been vocal about her father, Amitabh Bachchan and how she feels about being the megastar's daughter. In an ode to her father which Shweta wrote in 2017, she penned down the most emotional words for him. Starting off her ode in which she recounted Amitabh's Sunday routine of 30 years to greet his fans outside Jalsa, Shweta wrote, "It’s Sunday evening and the gates of our home have just been flung open so the throng of people baking in the sun for hours can catch a glimpse of my father. He stands on a makeshift podium, and waves. The crowd surges. People throw flowers and cards as iPhones light up the horizon with intermittent flashes and pictures of dubious quality are taken. He steps off the podium and the gates close. The traffic, held up through the course of the day, finally begins to move freely. This is a ritual observed every Sunday, subject to him being in town, for 30-odd years."
Amitabh Bachchan is never outdated, claimed his daughter in her write-up, She continued, "After many hours of agonising over the correct answer to the question “What makes your father COOL?” it dawns on me that there is no secret formula. He is a prolific adaptor to changing circumstances. It is as simple and as difficult as that. He harbours none of the disdain age has for youth: he doesn’t screw up his nose to the music, art or sartorial sensibilities of the generations that have succeeded him. In fact, he’s adjusted himself to find harmony in all of it. He is never outdated, be it the newest technological fad—the Apple watch, for instance—or mastering social media. He’s on top of it all, and he’s terrific at it." (You May Like: Karisma Kapoor Trolls Baby Sister Kareena Kapoor For Wearing Sunglasses That She Wants For Taimur)
Praising her father more, Shweta also wrote, "He educates himself with what is prevalent, and that’s how he remains in touch with the times. I have seen him engage with a room full of young achievers one night, over dinner, at filmmaker Karan Johar’s place. He had them enthralled, but the beauty of it was that it was he who went home having learnt the most. This is a feat for a deeply introverted person—the ability to observe, process and then translate. Most people can manage only one of these aspects, but to truly rise you must master all three. He has the discipline of his generation coupled with the ambition and energy of this one. He’s a thinking man’s James Bond, without the braggadocio." And then, Shweta had also enlisted the various reasons which make her father cool. Read the details here.
Last year, Shweta Bachchan Nanda had made her acting debut in a TV commercial alongside, Amitabh Bachchan himself. An emotional Amit ji took to Twitter, and sharing the commercial wrote, "Emotional moment for me .. tears welling up every time I see it .. daughters are the BEST!!."
Shweta Bachchan Nanda, while talking about her book, Paradise Towers, recently commented in a media interview, "The idea for Paradise Towers came to me one morning on waking up. This is not unnatural for me. I come from a family of storytellers. As children, we were encouraged to write and read and our imaginations were given a free reign. The concept of a book and the actual writing of it are two very different things. Writing this story down was daunting. Lots of second-guessing and labouring over words made up the process. I am excited to have my first book published but I am also anxious to know what the readers think of the microcosm that is Paradise Towers, and I hope they would come to be as invested in the lives of its inhabitants as I have come to be." (Must Read: Vidya Balan On Fat-Shaming Issue, This Is How She Reacts When Someone Asks Her To Exercise)
Amitabh Bachchan is very correct when he says that daughters are special, right? Also, all the best to Shweta Bachchan Nanda for Paradise Towers.