What the Hell Navya Season 2: Jaya Bachchan, Navya Naveli Nanda, and Sweta Bachchan talks about women’s decision-making

The trio analyses the problems faced by financially independent women, discussing social views on equality and shedding light on the dynamics of modern households.

In the highly anticipated second season of ‘What The Hell Navya,’ Navya Naveli Nanda brings together her mother, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and grandmother, legendary actress Jaya Bachchan, for an honest and important talk about women’s roles in decision-making at work and at home.

The trio investigates the difficulties faced by financially independent women, as well as the inequities they face while exercising power.


In the first episode of the podcast, the three generations of Bachchan women discuss the complicated topic of women without privileges seeking to make major contributions to the world.

The conversation becomes especially thought-provoking when it comes to whether financially independent women genuinely have an equal voice in decision-making, both at home and in the workplace.

Shweta Bachchan starts the discourse by stating that women do have a say, but it may not be completely equal. However, Navya Naveli Nanda takes a different stance, claiming that women frequently play an important part in family and household decisions.

Jaya Bachchan, the veteran actress, contests this assumption, emphasising that traditional setups still require women to seek approval, especially when it comes to budgetary matters.

Shweta challenges this viewpoint by emphasising the shifting dynamics in modern households, where women actively contribute to financial duties.

Despite this, Jaya Bachchan remains strong in her position, emphasising the significance of changing cultural ideas to effect true change. She proposes analysing the perspectives of women in more modest professions to determine the scope of their decision-making authority.

The first episode of Season 2 also addresses Jaya Bachchan’s status as a pop cultural phenomenon. When asked about her thoughts on the subject, she maintains a carefree demeanour, accepting humour while expressing a desire for memes to be more skillfully made.

Navya Naveli Nanda also discusses the ongoing pressure she feels to pursue a career in acting, given her prominent family background. Despite cultural expectations based on her appearance, Navya, a businesswoman, challenges the myth that attractive women should only want to be actors or models.