Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor had to face criticism on social media after she changes her name post marriage. The actress, who left for the 71st Cannes Film Festival as the brand ambassador of Loreal soon after the wedding, later cleared the air about it.
After marrying Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja, Sonam Kapoor changed her name to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja on social media platforms.
The 32-year-old actress, who is known as a feminist, somehow made her fans upset with her decision. Talking about the social media backlash, Sonam said, “I have always said that I am a feminist. I have the choice to change my name to what I want to. Kapoor is also my father’s name. So it is a man’s name anyway. I chose to keep both. Anand has also changed his name but nobody wrote about that. I just decided to do it on social media because that’s my platform to say that I have made a choice. It is my personal choice. Nobody put a gun to my head. You should ask him (Anand). He has also changed his name and decided to add something as well.”
Sonam’s husband has changed his name to Anand S Ahuja, adding the actress’ name to his, on his Instagram handle.
Talking about feminism, the Padman actress said, “I am a true feminist. I believe in my choice. My husband or his family has not asked me to do anything. I have decided to do it myself. I never asked my husband to do it. He did it himself.”
She also addressed the rumours that she would be moving to London with her husband. “I am already living half here and half there (London). In last two years, nobody noticed that I am always in London. I am there for five months and I am here in Mumbai for the rest. My life had not changed and what was happening for the last few years will continue to be the same,” Sonam said.