Navya at world’s ‘hottest’ party

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Com­ing from the first fam­ily of Bol­ly­wood, she is an heiress in her own right and now she’s mak­ing sure that the world sits up and takes note of her. Navya Naveli Nanda, grand­daugh­ter of ac­tor Amitabh Bachchan and daugh­ter of Sh­weta Bachchan Nanda and in­dus­tri­al­ist Nikhil Nanda, will be at­tend­ing the pres­ti­gious Bal des Débu­tantes or Le Bal in Paris next month.

De­scribed by Forbes as one of the world’s 10 hottest par­ties, the ball fea­tures girls aged be­tween 16 and 22 years, who be­long to pres­ti­gious or aris­to­cratic fam­i­lies from around the globe. The girls turn up in cus­tomised cou­ture en­sem­bles and take on the dance floor with their fathers and do a waltz. 17-year-old Navya will be among 25 other debu­tants who’ll make their foray into the lime­light, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of past deb- utantes like Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Bruce Wil­lis’ daugh­ter, Tal­lu­lah Wil­lis and Sylvester Stal­lone’s daugh­ter Sophia Rose. From In­dia, Princess Adishree Singh, from the royal fam­ily of Jammu & Kash­mir, made her de­but back in 2009. Other fa­mous In­dian debutantes in­clude Leana Mallya (daugh­ter of Vi­jay Mallya in 2011) and Mukesh Am­bani’s daugh­ter Isha Am­bani in 2012.

Navya, who cur­rently stud­ies in Lon­don, was pho­tographed last month do­ing her fit­tings at the Chris­tian Dior head­quar­ters in Paris, ac­com­pa­nied by her mother. “I’m go­ing to be tak­ing some dance lessons, so that my danc­ing is up to the mark. Also, I will be go­ing to the fit­tings to make sure that my dresses are fine. I’ll also be prac­tis­ing walk­ing in heels, be­cause that’s un­usual for me. I shall be walk­ing around my bed­room in heels, try­ing to make sure I don’t fall over,” Navya was seen as say­ing in a preview video.

He’s (Amitabh Bachchan) so busy. But they are the ap­ples of his eye, his grand­chil­dren, so we hope he’ll be able to make it and to see her in this way

Sh­weta Bachchan Nanda

PHOTO: PA­TRICK KOVARIK/AFP

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