BY ANUJ RADIA
Sonam adding ‘K Ahuja’ to her name caught a lot of eyeballs. Now, it has come to our knowledge that her husband, Anand Ahuja, too has changed his name. On Instagram, he is now acknowledged as Anand S Ahuja. We presume the ‘S’ stands for Sonam.
Immediately after her marriage on May 8, Sonam changed her name on social media, leading to an uproar.
Many were quick to identify that her move reflected poorly on her previous claims of being a feminist and that it set a wrong precedent to millions of women who are forced into doing similar things under the oppressive pressure of patriarchy.
Sonam, however, has been relaxed about the storm that she accidentally kicked up. An Indian news daily quoted her as saying:
“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.”
Immediately after her wedding, Sonam flew to Cannes to represent the French cosmetics giant L’oreal on the red carpet at the French Riviera.
Meanwhile, on the work front, she along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, is preparing for the release of their next film, Veere Di Wedding.