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Ayushi Agarwal

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Navya, Daughter of Shweta Bachchan Gets Bullied. Mom Retorts

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  •  December 1, 2015


There are some diseases which physically weaken you, but then there are some, which cripple you mentally. No, they don’t make you go insane. They simply wound you emotionally.

One such pain is that of ‘Body Shaming’. Body Shaming can be seen as a virus which spreads without discrimination. It does not care whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, famous or not. Those who are lucky to escape it, are a rare breed.

So much so, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, daughter of the angry-young-man Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, could not resist speaking up about it in her weekly column for DNA.

Shweta’s daughter Navya Naveli is about to turn 18 soon, and right before the big day, the deadly virus swooped in and tried to harass her.

Here’s an excerpt from her column about the bullying Navya was facing in school.

“A flurry of texts and screenshots later, I am updated… along with falling victim to a lot of teenage “mean girling” she has been body-shamed (when you are ridiculed or bullied about your body, either too fat or in her case, for being too skinny). My immediate reaction was one of utter rage! You bring your kids up with such love and care, not a day goes by when you don’t tell them or remind them in different ways just how wonderful they are…. And then, someone callously brings it all crashing down and their only authority is that they are your child’s peer and their word will, for a while, mean more to them than mamma from heaven. It is the worst kind of bullying, simply because it leaves the most lasting impact!!”


Girls, this world will try to bring you down in any and every way possible. The ultimate flip-off to your haters would be loving yourself even more, and being so damn sure about yourself.

We all DO have infinite power.

Welcome to the world baby girl, learn to roll with the punches, it is the first lesson of adulthood.”  Well said, Shweta!

You can read the entire article here.

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