Sonam & Anand’s Last Name Controversy

The big fat wedding that took place last week was all over social media and we couldn’t get enough of Sonam’s wedding details. The Veere de wedding star dazzled her way to the 71st Cannes Festival with the pretty henna on her hands. That became a news too that how was her henna still so fresh and with such a dark color, but that is not what we are talking about here.

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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose to add her husband Anand Ahuja’s surname with hers and that became a controversy; a feminist and taking her husband’s name, why? “I am a true feminist and I believe in choice. Nobody told me to change my name after marriage. I decided to do it by myself. The whole idea of feminism is to have equal opportunity and choice to do what I want to do. That choice should be mine,” Sonam said. How accurate is this statement that feminism is all about free will than it’s whether choosing to stick with the customs or not. “Kapoor is my family name, so is Ahuja. I am a part of that family too, so I chose to keep both the names. In fact, Anand has also changed his name and nobody noticed that. That is funny though, Sonam’s news has been everywhere but what about Anand’s addition of ‘S’ on his Instagram handle? Nobody batted an eye on that.

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It is my personal choice,” added the starlet.” Taking your father’s name as the last name is a practice. That is how you show respect to your father. You can give the same respect to your husband using his name as the last name. It is the same thing. It is a cyclical thing.”



Sonam’s husband, Anand changed his Instagram handle and added an ‘S’. Obviously, the ‘S’ stands for his wife, Sonam. So, much love and understanding between these two give us tears of joy. Couple goals? Oh, yes!

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Anand & I would like to thank everyone who made our wedding the most magical 2 days of our lives. We would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who made this day special & here's a few people who deserve a special mention: @ranipinklove for creating the perfect fairy tale wedding! @wedniksha I don’t think we could have pulled this off without you! Thank you for pushing through and making this dream, reality. @jomalonelondon for creating the most beautiful atmosphere! @reelsandframes for capturing our most treasured memories and being our wedding photographers and to @signe_vilstrup @taras84 @thehouseofpixels we can’t wait for the stupendous pictures you took of Anand & I! A special shout out to @BellezaJewels @fizzygoblet @isharya @andmystories_in @teacultureoftheworld for creating beautiful mementos for my nearest and dearest @namratasoni @artinayar @bbhiral @alpakhimani @mallika_bhat @rohit_bhatkar for transforming Anand and me into the best versions of ourselves! @abujanisandeepkhosla @anamikakhanna.in @anuradhavakil @raghavendra.rathore @masabagupta @rajeshpratapsinghworks @jimmychoo @shehlaakhan you are all some of the most talented people I know & my wedding could never have been what it was without your inspired garments. @kapoor.sunita & @amrapalijewels for creating special pieces for Anand and I that will become heirlooms that we can pass on to our children! Special mention @vani2790 @chandiniw @manishamelwani @abhilashatd for styling! @marut_sikka @poojadhingra & @indianaccent you served up a storm! Thank you to the brilliant team at the @theleela @sunteckrealty for the awesome venue @theweddingbartenders for keeping guests in high spirits @anaitashroffadajania @priyanka86 & Divya @vogueindia you guys are so supportive @vandana_weddingplanner for helping with the rituals @ravishkapoorinvitations for fabulous invitations @media.raindrop for always being there The Indian Media thank you for respecting our privacy & celebrating with us & covering us with such positivity & warmth Mumbai Police for all the support Dome Security you guys were on point at all times!

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Although this seems to be the first that a man adding his wife’s name initial with his name, do you think this will be next trend?


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