Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 17, 2018-Saturday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Sonam Kapoor’s husband changes name to Anand S Ahuja. Does S stand for Sonam?

Soon after her marriage to Anand Ahuja, Sonam Kapoor changed her name on social media, leading to a huge uproar. Now, it has come to light that her husband too changed his name.

bollywood Updated: May 17, 2018 11:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sonam Kapoor,Sonam Kapoor husband Anand Ahuja,Anand S Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor married Anand Ahuja on May 8 in a private ceremony in Mumbai.

Amid the roaring controversy over her name change after wedding, Sonam K Ahuja has defended her action terming it a matter of choice. Now, it has come to light that her husband, Anand Ahuja, too has changed his name. On Instagram, he now goes as Anand S Ahuja, presuming 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 point out 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.

Anand Ahuja has added an ‘S’ to his name.

Sonam, however, has been nonchalant about the storm that she accidentally kicked up. The Indian Express 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 Reveira. With her fine wardrobe choices, which include a cream lehenga by Ralph & Russo which she followed up with a dreamy off shoulder nude gown by Vera Wang, the Bollywood actor was in her elements.

Meanwhile, on 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.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

First Published: May 17, 2018 11:19 IST