Poonam Singh

Taking a strong stance against the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s comments on ripped jeans, Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda has slammed the Chief Minister for his 'outdated and patriarchal thinking' for questioning women’s lifestyle choices.

Navya, who has been quite vocal about gender equality, took to her Instagram stories to share her reaction to the comments.

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).”

In another Instagram story she shared a news report carrying one of the statements of CM, 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 with the caption, “I’ll wear my ripped jeans. Thank you. And I’ll wear them proudly.”

Navya, who has graduated from Fordham University last year with a major in digital technology and UX design, has recently launched Project Naveli, an organisation dedicated to building gender equality in India.

She has also co-founded a healthcare company, Aara Health that focuses on women.

Notably, Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat during a workshop organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun on Tuesday said that women wearing ripped jeans cannot provide the right environment for children at home.


“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.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)