Abhishek Bachchan has proven to be a doting father and protective husband but his lesser known side is that of a loving uncle. The actor took to Instagram on Thursday to wish his niece, Navya Naveli Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan’s first granddaughter, a happy birthday. As Navya stepped out of her teens and into adolescence, Abhishek turned poet to express his love for her.The 41-year-old star composed a prose expressing the passage of time and how their relationship as uncle and niece has changed over time. He took a ride down memory lane as he shared a picture of him and a very young Navya.
When did you grow from this to the elegant lady you are today? When did you grow from mamu picking you up from the airport to you coming to pick him up at the airport? When did you grow from mamu singing you to sleep to both of us staying up all night dancing? When did you grow from mamu shopping for you to you being my official shopper? When did you grow to decide that mamu still can't treat you like the little bundle you used to be? When? To my favourite, to my niece, to my Navya.... Happy 20th Birthday little lady. Mamu loves you very much. P.S. I have my shopping list ready. Please be prepared! 😉
Abhishek’s post comes as a filler for senior Bachchan’s missing wish on social media. While earlier in the month, he had shared adorable pictures from Aaradhya Bachchan’s birthday party, he reserved the cuteness when it came to 20-year-old Navya. While Big B’s forgetfulness may be contributed to his busy schedule shooting in Thailand for Thugs of Hindostan, we don’t really mind it as Abhishek’s adorable message won hearts online.
Navya in the meantime is studying in New York's Fordham University and has so far shown no inclination to join Bollywood unlike her peers like Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan. She is happy interning for an advertising agency for the time being. Despite her reluctance to join the spotlight, she does receive media attention and has been much in focus for her fashion choices.