Jaya Bachchan Is Cool With Granddaughter Navya Having A Child Without Marriage?

Jaya Bachchan said in a podcast that she won't have a problem if her granddaughter Navya decides to have a child without marriage.

Having a child out of wedlock is still considered taboo in India. Even the influencing personalities who had a child without marriage have been looked down upon by the majority of the population in our country. However, at the same time, a stratum of the educated and upper class of society is becoming more accepting of topics as such. Recently, actor-turned-politician Jayan Bachchan made a statement that might not settle well with some. She said in a podcast that she won’t have a problem if her granddaughter decides to have a child without marriage.

Jaya Bachchan spoke to her granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda on her podcast What The Hell Navya. She said that during “our times we couldn’t experiment”. She also added that physical aspect is very important in a relationship.

The veteran actress said, “People will find it objectionable coming from me but physical attraction and compatibility are also very important. Our times we couldn’t experiment but today the generation does and why shouldn’t they? Because that also is responsible for a long-lasting relationship. If there isn’t a physical relationship it’s not going to last very long. You can’t be lasting on love and fresh air and adjustment, I feel. It’s very very important.”

“Sometimes it’s a pity but a lot of the younger lot, of course, we never could, we couldn’t even think about it but the younger generation even after me, Shweta’s generation, Navya’s is a different ballgame, but they would feel guilty going through that experience and I think it’s very wrong. It’s okay and then you do things on the sly. If you had a physical relationship and you feel that still, my relationship otherwise not worked out you can be nice about it,” she added.

After observing how love and romance have changed over the last few years, Jaya said, “I’m looking at it very clinically. Since there’s a lack of that emotion, the romance today…I think you should marry your best friend. You should have a good friend, you should discuss and say, ‘Maybe I’d like to have a child with you because I like you, I think you’re nice, so let’s get married because that’s what society’s saying’. I have no problem if you have a child without a marriage also, I really don’t have a problem.”

Navya Naveli Nanda is the daughter of Shweta Bachchan. Shweta is Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan’s elder child. On the work front, Jaya will be next seen in Karan Johar’s directorial Rocky aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. It also features Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi.

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