Even though it makes us super sad, it seems that Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda is not planning to make her Bollywood debut anytime soon. However, she still manages to make headlines with her photos and posts on all social media channels. In addition to her existing social media presence, there have been recent rumors circulating about a potential romance developing between Navya and Jaaved Jaaferi's son, Meezaan.
Navya Naveli Nanda witha friend
In an interview, Meezaan was asked whether these speculations and rumors hold any truth or not to which he responded: “We're from the same friends' circle; she is my sister's bestie and a really good friend. I'm not in a relationship with anyone."
Meezaan is excitdelty awaiting the release of his debut film with none other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production venture Malaal. Speaking about his character in the film, Meezaan states, “Shiva is the complete opposite of Meezaan. He’s a Maharashtrian boy so I had to start with understanding his culture and learning his language. Thankfully, Mangesh sir is a Maharashtrian himself and helped me a lot. Since Shiva lives in a chawl, I visited a few and dressed like the residents, travelled in local trains, would sip chai at tapris, chatting with other customers in Marathi. It was a year-and-half of prep, including several workshops and readings.”
Meezaan was studying business in New York and embraced a keen interest in film direction. He went on to support Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Padmaavat and eventually landed a film with his production house. Sharing his parent’s reaction to his Bollywood debut Meezaan specified, “Mom started crying while dad was really happy and proud. My mother told me this, as my family doesn’t believe in praising me much as they are afraid it will go to my head. Dad keeps telling me to stay humble, true to my roots and treat everyone equally.”
Meezan’s grandfather has been a continuous source of support, he adds: “I discuss the craft more with my grandfather who, having worked with Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy and Mehboob Khan, among others, tells me how these filmmakers thought an actor and a director should behave. That helps me understand how I should conduct myself.”
In 2017, Navya Naveli Nanda was pictured along with a mysterious man on a movie date. The man, who hid his face from the cameras, is rumored to be Meezaan Jaferi.