While netizens lapped up every shred of information about the big fat Sonam-Kapoor and 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.
Anand Ahuja recently changed his Instagram handle to include Sonam’s initial.
I don't understand what was the rush to change her surname? In one moment Sonam Kapoor went from a fiery diva to a patriarchy conforming aunty. Will she ask her husband to also add the K in his Surname? #PatriarchyLives #Feminism goodbye— Pooja Gianchandani (@theskillspundit) May 10, 2018
Are people seriously offended with Sonam Kapoor's surname being changed? ? Why do we have to debate everything that's a personal choice? As much as its one's right not to change it, it's also fine if one decides to do it.— Stuti Mishra (@StuteeMishra) May 11, 2018
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.
"“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
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Sonam Kapoor will be seen in Veere Di Wedding which is slated to hit the theatres on June 1.
Source: India Today
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