Shweta Nanda, Preity Zinta raise objections over obsessive media intrusion

FP Staff

Oct 11, 2016 11:48:50 IST

Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta Nanda joins a long list of celebs who have expressed their annoyance over paparazzi attention on their and their children's lives. In a column titled 'A Mother's Request' in DNA she slams the media for using click-bait headlines to draw attention to her daughter Navya Naveli Nanda's life.

 Shweta Nanda, Preity Zinta raise objections over obsessive media intrusion

Preity Zinta and Shweta Nanda. Image courtesy: and Facebook.

"You do not know my daughter, the websites that post her pictures with captions like ‘Navya Nanda HOT pics’ or ‘Navya Nanda parties with friends, WILD’! certainly do not know her either. Nor, might I add, do they have her permission to post her private pictures. She is not a public figure. Yes, she is related to some very famous people, but that is something completely out of her control," Swetha writes in the letter.

She questions why her daughter who enjoys life like every other teenager is seen in a different way just because she comes from a Bollywood family.

All Of Navya Nanda's social media accounts are private and she is not on Twitter. Yet she already enjoys celebrity status on social media with many fan pages on Twitter and Instagram.

The troubled mother goes on to vent her helplessness in protecting her child from the world's prying eyes. She speaks about the effect that the comments that judge her and call her names can harm her self-esteem.

Earlier in the day Preity Zinta also took to Twitter to talk about media attention. She says she does not like the way photographers pounce on her to take pictures as it makes the actress uncomfortable.

The 41-year-old star slammed the increasing paparazzi culture in the country, saying these days no one politely asks
for a photograph.

When netizens began In a series of tweets the actress slammed the media.

She further said that photographers should not "make news" saying that stars misbehaved with them, because if their bodyguards push lensmen, they have a valid reason.

Preity was quick to take on body shamers, writing,

Many celebrities like Rani Mukerji, Akshay Kumar and Jaya Bachchan have earlier raised objection over paparazzi invasion in their lives.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Oct 11, 2016 11:48:50 IST