Bollywood super star Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has criticised Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s comments that wearing ripped jeans is not Indian culture but aping of the West. “Showing bare knees by wearing ripped jeans just to look like rich kids is the value given now which is just a race towards westernisation when the Western world today is following us. Ripped jeans pave the way for societal breakdown and is a bad example parents set for children,” he said. Navya has come down heavily on Rawat for questioning women’s lifestyle choices.
Navya shared a screengrab of one of his statements on her Instagram story and said, “Wtf” before adding, “Change your mentality before changing our clothes 🙂 because the only thing shocking here is the message comments like this send to society. Just (angry emojis).”
She then shared another Instagram post of a report carrying Rawat’s statement, reading, “Women wearing ripped jeans can’t provide right environment at him for children.” Reacting to the statement, Navya asked, “…..and you can?” She also shared a throwback picture of herself wearing a pair of ripped jeans and said, “I’ll wear my ripped jeans. Thank you. And I’ll wear them proudly.”
For the unversed, on Tuesday, at a workshop organized by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun, Chief Minister Tirath made a statement that did not go down well with internet users. He said, “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to the society, to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow. A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life. Showing bare knees, wearing ripped denim and looking like rich kids — these are the values being given now. People from the West are accepting ‘yoga’ and ‘covering their bodies’ here, ‘we are running towards nudity’.”
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— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) March 17, 2021