Sonam Kapoor Speaks up on Adopting Husband Anand Ahuja’s Surname
Sonam Kapoor changed her name to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, within hours of her wedding.
Sonam Kapoor changed her name to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, within hours of her wedding.(Photo Source: Instagram)

Sonam Kapoor Speaks up on Adopting Husband Anand Ahuja’s Surname

While netizens lapped up every shred of information about the big fat Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding and the star-studded reception, her fans stood divided over her decision to take her husband’s surname. Many questioned her ‘feminism’. There were debates around whether adopting one’s husband’s surname makes one less of a feminist and if it is really an equal and informed choice.

Notably, Anand Ahuja recently changed his Instagram handle to include Sonam’s initial.

Anand ‘S’ Ahuja. 
Anand ‘S’ Ahuja. 
(Photo Courtesy: Instagram Screenshot)

The 32-year-old actor was quick to change her name on her social media handles after tying the knot. In fact her name changed to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja within hours of her wedding. In an exclusive interview to India Today Television at Cannes International Film Festival 2018, she spoke about how the name change is a matter of choice.

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“I have been engaged for a long time. It took me a long time to decide. It’s a choice, at the end of the day. And if people don’t understand the concept of feminism, they need to go online and look at the description. And how do you know Anand has not changed his name?”
Actor Sonam Kapoor

She even solved the puzzle of Anand Ahuja’s bandhgala-sneakers look.

“He wore sneakers to make fun of me. He didn’t want to wear formal shoes all evening. My brother, Harsh [actor Harshvardhan Kapoor], told us to take some pictures with the press, and we had created an entire red carpet. I have always been part of the media all my life and wanted them to be a part of the festivities too. But Anand, not being part of the industry, isn’t as trained about the to-dos.When he came out, Anand didn’t realise that he was wearing sneakers, because he isn’t from the industry. But it was fun.”
Actor, Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor will be seen in Veere Di Wedding which is slated to hit the theatres on June 1.

Also Read: In Pics: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja Spotted Ahead of Wedding

Source: India Today

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