Sonam Kapoor gets candid about work, change of name, life post marriage and much more!
After getting hitched to Anand Ahuja, Sonam Kapoor made a stunning appearance as the L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.
In a recent interview with The Indian Express, the actor got candid about work, life post marriage, change of name and much more.
When asked about her Cannes outing, she said, “I am just wearing things that I like to wear. I don’t think what people are thinking about me and what they say. I just want to be myself and that’s what younger girls identify with too.”
She added, “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.”
The actress faced a lot of criticism regarding the change in her name to which she said, “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.”
She added, “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.”
“The whole idea of feminism is to have equal opportunities and the choice to do what you want to do. So, whether I want to or do not want to change my name is my personal choice,” Sonam stated.
Sonam talked about the importance of accepting Anand’s family, she said, “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.”
When asked about shifting to London with her husband, the actress said, “I am already living half here and half there (London). In last two years, nobody noticed that I am always in London. I am there for five months and I am here in Mumbai for the rest. My life had not changed and what was happening for the last few years will continue to be the same.”