Sonam Kapoor is not just a Bollywood diva, she is also known for her feminist take on issues related to women. So when Sonam changed her name on her social media accounts post her marriage to Anand Ahuja, the actress faced a lot of flak on social media. Her Instagram username now reads Sonam Kapoor Ahuja while her name on Twitter is Sonam K Ahuja. Sonam hit back at her critics and defended herself saying that it is her choice. “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", said Sonam in an interview during her appearance at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.
However, Sonam was quick to point out that it is not just her, in fact, Anand too has changed his name on his Instagram account to Anand S Ahuja, using Sonam's initial in the middle of his name.
"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.”
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Admitting that nothing much has changed for the actress after marriage, Sonam also cleared the air on reports of her shifting to London along with husband Anand Ahuja. “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,” she said.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja tied the knot on May 8 in Mumbai according to Sikh traditions. Sonam meanwhile is gearing up for her next film 'Veere Di Wedding' slated to release on June 1.