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.
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.
In 👗 @verawanggang 👠 @ralphandrusso 💎 @chopard Styled by- @rheakapoor & @thedeepkailey Assistants – @chandiniw & @lydie_harrison 📷: @thehouseofpixels 💄 @namratasoni 💇♀️ @stephanelancien #cannes2018 #lorealparisindia #lorealcannes #lorealskin #lorealmakeup @lorealhair @lorealskin @lorealmakeup
A post shared by SonamKAhuja (@sonamkapoor) on May 15, 2018 at 10:52pm PDT
Moonbeams and Mediterranean dreams 🌙✨ In Ralph & Russo #cannes2018 #lorealparisindia #lorealcannes #lorealskin #lorealmakeup @lorealmakeup @lorealhair @lorealskin Outfit: @ralphandrusso Earrings: @chopard Parandi: @amrapalijewels Styled by: @rheakapoor and @thedeepkailey Assistants: @chandiniw @lydie_harrison Make up: @namratasoni Hair: @stephanelancien 📸: @thehouseofpixels
A post shared by SonamKAhuja (@sonamkapoor) on May 14, 2018 at 10:22am PDT
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.