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Grandchildren find their comfort zone in their grandparents. When they want something and know that their parents will not agree to it, then they immediately rush to their grandpa and grandma and get their wishes fulfilled. Grandparents teach them the life lessons which will stay with them in their journey of life. Grandparents experience the joy of unconditional love from their grandchildren and their love never grows old. They are a perfect blend of care, nurture, scolding, and love and become our secret diary, who never shares your secrets with anyone. Grandparents love is unique and without flows, they give us the best of advice and we always treasure their unconditional love. (Recommended Read: Aaradhya Bachchan Donnes A Saree And AbRam Khan Looks Adorable In Red Lipstick For Their Annual Day)
A similar relationship is shared by Bollywood’s daadu-poti jodi, Amitabh Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan. Amitabh ji is a proud grandparent of three musketeers, Navya Naveli Nanda, Agastya Nanda, and Aaradhya Bachchan and when in an interview with a leading portal, he was asked how he spoiled his grandchildren had revealed that he takes advantage of his authoritative figure in the house to spoil them.
He was quoted as saying, “I’ve loved all of them. When I want to spoil my grandkids, I am so authoritative that their parents dare not oppose me. Aaradhya will still come and destroy my working desk, as she wants to use this pen and wants to write things and wants to play with the laptop. It brings immense joy and is a beautiful experience.”
On December 20, 2019, Dhirubhai Ambani International School hosted its annual day program and it was attended by all the star parents. Aaradhya Bachchan, who is a student of the same school also performed on the function and it was her performance that left her grandpa amazed. Dressed in Indian attire, Aaradhya gave a powerful performance on woman empowerment. A fan of the Bachchan family shared the clip of the performance on Twitter and captioned it as “Wow!!!!! Extremely talented darling Aaradhya. What a confidence. @juniorbachchan @SrBachchan Ji @earth2angel Babuji, Dadji, Dadiji, papa, mom’s proud Aaradhya."
In the video, Aaradhya could be heard saying, “I am Kanya. I am the dream. The dream of a new age. We will awake in the new World. A world where I will be safe. I will be loved. I will be respected. A world where my voice will not be silenced by the ignorance of arrogance but will be heard with the understanding of wisdom. A world where the knowledge will come from the book of life flowing freely through the river of humanity. For we are Naaris, we are Kanyas. We are no less." The tweet was retweeted by Amit ji and he wrote, “.. the pride of the family .. the pride of a girl .. the pride of all women .. OUR dearest AARADHYA .."
Wow!!!!! Extremely talented darling Aaradhya. What a confidence. @juniorbachchan @SrBachchan Ji @earth2angel
Babuji, Dadji, Dadiji, papa, mom’s proud Aaradhya. https://t.co/xBQyAUjKjZ — Jasmine Jani EF (@JaniJasmine) December 20, 2019
Amit ji once wrote a letter for his granddaughters, Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan, which could be read as “My very dearest Navya and Aaradhya, You both carry a very valuable legacy on your tender shoulders – Aaradhya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan…and Navya, the legacy of your pardadaji, Shri H P Nanda…. Both your pardadajis gave your present surnames celebrated fame, dignity and recognition! 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." (Suggested Read: Akash Ambani And Shloka Mehta Look Adorable As They Walk Hand-In-Hand At Ambani School Annual Day)
His letter had further stated, "Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. 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 – log kya kahenge.”
Big B’s letter could be further read as, “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."
He concluded his letter by saying, "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 honor to be known not as Amitabh Bachchan, but as your grandfather!! With all my love Your Dadaji your Nana.” (Must Read: Taimur Ali Khan Celebrates His 3rd Birthday, Can't Keep His Eyes Away From His Christmas-Themed Cake)
We love the bond that Amitabh Bachchan shares with his grandchildren!