The actor addressed people's reaction to changing her name on Instagram
The actor addressed people's reaction to changing her name on Instagram

Sonam Kapoor made her first appearance as Mrs Sonam Kapoor Ahuja at Cannes.

The actor made the trip right after her wedding and according to Indian Express, she felt no change about walking as a married woman.

"It is the same. There is no difference. Your life doesn’t change that much (after marriage). Women need to stop thinking that way. Work is going to stay the same, hopefully."

Sonam changed her name on Instagram to Sonam K Ahuja and according to her, has faced criticism for doing so. The actor pointed this out, saying, "I am a true feminist. I believe in my choice. My husband or his family have not asked me to do anything. I have decided to do it myself. I never asked my husband to do it. He did it himself."

Sonam was referring to the fact that Anand Ahuja has also changed his name on his Instagram to Anand S Ahuja.

She went on to say, "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."

For Sonam, the addition of the name meant adding Anand to her family. Said the actor, "If you can give respect to your father, you can give that same respect to your husband. It’s a cyclical thing which needs to break somewhere. I want to be a part of Anand’s family and he is a part of my family as well. It’s a complicated discussion but this is my choice. Somebody judging me for my choice is not what feminism stands for."