Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has stayed away from showbiz and started her career as an entrepreneur. The Fordham University graduate launched a virtual healthcare platform named Aara Health with her friends. After opening up about anxiety, mental health and consulting a therapist, Navya spoke about being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
In a recent Instagram live, Navya spoke about women have to prove themselves in a space largely dominated by men. "When you are meeting new people for work and talking to them, there is always that...not worry of what they are going to think of you but more internal, where I feel like, 'Oh, we need to prove ourselves.' Especially because in the space that we are in, it is largely dominated by men," Navya told.
She further added, "So whenever we are put in the spotlight, talking to a vendor or a doctor... All of us have been in situations where we are talking to somebody, most likely a man, who is mansplaining and talking to us in a very condescending manner."
Navya shared that being underestimated from the beginning has led her to prove that she is competent enough. "It is those situations where you feel like you need to prove yourself and you don't necessarily do because it is just stupid. But we have all been in those situations and I think that is where the anxiety comes from, which is, 'Why is this person talking to me like I am stupid?' That is where I feel like, 'Okay, I need to prove myself.’ I need to make that impression in the beginning that I know what I am talking about and I don't need you to explain every single thing to me and talk to me in a condescending manner," Navya shared.