Veteran Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan recently opened up about her periods while shooting on sets on the latest episode of her granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda’s podcast, What The Hell Navya.
In the episode titled Biology: Blessed But Biased, Navya asked her grandma to share her period experience while working in films. She shared, “When we used to do outdoors, we had no (vanity) vans, you had to change behind bushes. It was terrible, awkward, and embarrassing. Also, you would carry plastic bags so that you could discard them, keep them in a basket, take them home, and then get rid of them.”
Earlier this year, Navya celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day by painting a wall at Ghatkopar East. Her painting depicts the uterus with blooming flowers.
For those unaware, Navya is the founder of Project Naveli and co-founder of Aara Health. Navya Naveli Nanda’s Project Naveli is an initiative to fight the issue of gender inequality in our country, India. Aara Health is a women’s health platform aiming to build awareness and services around feminine health in India.
Meanwhile, on the film front, Jaya will be next seen in director Karan Johar’s upcoming film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ alongside Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, and Dharmendra in the lead roles.
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