WATCH: Jaya Bachchan says, “Let men pay” as she disagrees with women paying on dates

In the most recent episode of ‘What The Hell Navya!,’ Jaya Bachchan discussed how men should always pay for dates and take the initiative to propose.

Jaya Bachchan, recently discussed the changing gender roles and dynamics in today’s society, as well as her thoughts on women preferring to pay on dates. She disagreed with the concept and believed that men should pay for dates.

It all began with her grandchildren, Navya Nanda Naveli and Agastya Nanda, addressing the developing ideals of dating and chivalry associated with empowering women. Navya noted that women nowadays prefer to be independent in practically every aspect of their lives, including paying for their portion of a date.


“Today, if you take a girl out on a date and you offer to pay, some people get offended by that. Because women now feel they’re equally…” Navya began putting forth her point, when she was cut off by Jaya, who opined that the women should let the men pay.

“How stupid of those women. You should let the men pay,” the veteran actress said.

Trying to prove her point, Navya continued, “No, but I’m saying these are things that happen. That ‘Oh we can open the door for ourselves. You don’t need to open it for us.’ So, where do you draw that line? Are you opening doors for people? Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been chivalrous but a woman has said, I can do that myself?”

To that, Jaya replied, “Basically, what they’re trying to say is – don’t be chivalrous. How stupid is that?”

Jaya also stated that she would prefer a man to take the initiative and propose to a lady or ask her out on a date because she would feel uncomfortable doing so alone. Agastya highlighted the issue of toxic masculinity, stating that while it is OK for males to perform certain activities out of benevolence or basic manners, it is bad when they do so out of superiority or obligation.
Besides that, Agastya also revealed on Navya’s podcast that he suffered from anxiety and was apprehensive about his debut. He mentioned that he turned to religion for help dealing with it.