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- Sumanya Sehgal
It is the twenty-first century and the world is celebrating 'girl power' like never before. It is an era of revolution, change and matter of "identity". Had their not been the influence of the literature or the cinema, we would still have been in a world of violation of rights, well we still are, but there is definitely a shift, an enlightenment, an urge to practice and let practice our "rights".
One such right for women is the choice to decide whether she wants to change her surname, whether she wants to continue with the surname she was born with or she wants to have both. Let's see and get inspired by the take that our gorgeous Bollywood actresses have on this:
1. VIDYA BALAN
The to be releasing 'Begum Jaan' actress left us all on speechless when she decided to continue with what she was and is: Vidya Balan. She said
"I don't know who said that ( I will change my name to Vidya Balan Roy Kapur).I remain Vidya Balan. I think Sid and me, both feel that since he will remain Siddharth Roy Kapur and not become Siddharth Balan Roy Kapur, I will remain Vidya Balan and not become Vidya Balan Roy Kapur."
Well, that was quite an impressing statement.
2. KALKI KOECHLIN
The very sweet and talented Bollywood actress is quite active in speaking for equality and simultaneously putting forward the women's rights, which is quite appreciating. After her marriage, this is what she said on the surname game,
"I would never want to let go of Koechlin, this is who I am. Besides, I am the only child, and it is like my family legacy and I can never give it up."
YOU GO, GIRL! More power to you.
3. KIRAN RAO
The intellectual Kiran Rao had said something that almost all of us would agree on.She said,
"Kiran Rao Khan would sound very stylish I am sure. When you grow up, your hear your name and wish you had a superb name too. Kiran Rao is simple but I have never understood how people can change their names. I am comfortable being who I am and so is Aamir. He shares my point of view and understands me really well."
Wish we all could get a husband like him!
4. TWINKLE KHANNA
The bold and socially active Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna gave an amazing reply to a question which said: " Why Twinkle Khanna, u r Kumar got it.".
Twinkle tweeted in reply,
"A lot of people bring this up, though not stridently as this gentleman- Khanna it will always be
Wow!! What a reply!! Thumbs up!!
5. RANI MUKHERJI
The 'Hum Tum' actress Rani Mukherji too chose not to change her name after marriage.She continues to rule out hearts as Rani Mukherji.
6. PREITY ZINTA
The simple girl Preity Zinta decides to be known as Preity Zinta even after her marriage to Gene Goodenough, as of now as per the reports.
7. AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
The extremely beautiful Miss World Aishwarya Rai decided to be called as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan post marriage. Though she had adopted the Bachchan family name immediately after marriage but she decided to keep her maiden name as well due to numerological reasons.
8. KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN
The 'Jab We Met' actress Kareena Kapoor decided to go for 'Kapoor Khan' because of a really thought provoking reason.She said,
"Saif doesn't want me to change anything about myself, including my name, after marriage. Post marriage I will be Kareena Kapoor Khan. This means I have the privilege of having two of the powerful surnames in Bollywood attached to my name."
Isn't this too amazing a reason?
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9. MALAIKA ARORA KHAN
The gorgeous Bollywood actress Malaika Arora Khan decided to remain with her maiden name and also adopt Arbaaz's surname. And that is how the world got Malaika Arora Khan from Malaika Arora.
10. MADHURI DIXIT NENE
The amazing dancer and charming Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit is proudly known as Madhuri Dixit Nene after she got married to the Dr. Sriram Madhav Nene.
Bandbaajaa.com wishes to witness more such powerful women who decide to change or not change their names post marriage according to their will. Kudos to all those who exercise their will!
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