Sonam then broke her silence on the topic of adding her husband's last name to her name in an interview with India Today from Cannes Film Festival. She also mentions that even her husband has changed his name after marriage, but no one talks about that!
Mahira has been spelling grace and elegance during her appearances at Cannes.
There were reports that post marriage, Sonam will now move to London but the actor says she has already been dividing her time between the United Kingdom capital and Mumbai in the past. "I loved listening to your stories so thank you for sharing them with us!"
Sonam Kapoor after Cannes 2018. There is no difference. "If it doesn't change a man's life, why should it change anything for a woman?" And we, as women, need to come together and be stronger.
Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor is not called a fashionista for no reason.
Sonam changed her name on her social media handles from "Sonam Kapoor" to "Sonam K Ahuja" hours after she exchanged vows with long-time beau Anand Ahuja. It's a complicated discussion but this is my choice. His family didn't ask me to (change my name). She is also a part of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic titled Sanju. So, I chose to keep both. "And, how do you know Anand hasn't changed his name?"
But true to her character, Sonam remains unfazed by their comments and says that it is her personal choice. Nobody put a gun to my head.
Sonam at Cannes
Anand has also updated his name on Instagram, adding an "S" before Ahuja.
There has been a buzz that she is shifting to London with her husband. The whole idea of feminism is to have equal opportunity and choice to do what I want to do. When DNA asked her about the same, she responded, "People are still asking me these questions, which is sad". I have made a decision to do it myself. "He did it himself".
Do you think Sonam Kapoor changing her surname was a feminist choice? I don't know if it's changed that much.
Sonam also spoke about the importance of accepting Anand's family as her own post marriage. "It is a cyclical thing", said Sonam. I want to be a part of Anand's family and he is a part of my family as well. "Somebody judging me for my choice is not what feminism stands for".
The L'Oreal brand ambassador and actress wowed the red carpet on Tuesday night as she wore a stunning nude and yellow Vera Wang gown, with Ralph & Russo shoes and Chopared jewellery; the dress had a ruffled back with a pop of bright sunshine yellow netting.
Addressing reports of her moving to London post-marriage, she says, "I am already living there half the time". I am there for five months of the year and in Mumbai the rest of the time.