Did You Know Kiara Advani’s Name Was Aaliya Before She Became, Well, Kiara?
We know that some Bollywood celebrities choose a new name for themselves before they enter the movie business. Or are advised to by a well-meaning friend. Or are told that their fortunes will turn if they change it. And so they do. One such actress, who changed her name was Kiara Advani. Kiara Advani is currently regaling in the tremendous success of her recent film, Kabir Singh. But what may come as a surprise to many is that Kiara’s name was not always this. In fact, Kiara’s name was Aaliya Advani but she changed it to the current name right before her debut film.
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Kiara Advani made her Bollywood debut in the 2014 film, Fugly and the actress also revealed that it was Salman Khan who suggested her to change her name saying there can’t be two actresses with the same name. On a chat show hosted by Anaita Shroff, Kiara said, “Aaliya is my first name. Salman Khan suggested me to change it because of Alia Bhatt because there can’t be two actresses with the same name in Bollywood.” But the name Kiara was chosen by her and the funny part is that her parents also call her Kiara and not Aaliya!
Speaking of her new name, Kiara Advani also revealed that her name has a connection to famous actress Priyanka Chopra and her film, Anjaana Anjaani. Kiara said, “The name, Kiara, was inspired from Priyanka Chopra’s movie Anjaana Anjaani, where she introduces herself as, ‘Hi, I’m Kiara.’ I thought, ‘What a beautiful name. If I have a daughter, I’ll call her Kiara.’ But before that I needed a name for myself. (Smiles) So, I took it on.”
In a recent interview, the Lust Stories actress shared, “My name has been Kiara since my debut in 2014. I didn’t want to confuse the audience with Alia Bhatt, an established superstar. It just felt like the right thing to do – to have your own identity. Why have two Alias?” Well, it couldn’t be that confusing but we get her point.
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Speaking of movies, Kiara Advani’s last release, Kabir Singh may have received massive love and appreciation from fans, but Kiara’s character as Preeti received a lot of criticism. Despite all the negative remarks on the film, Kabir Singh still managed to be one of the highest grossing film of 2019. Kiara Advani will also be seen in her next film, Indoo Ki Jawaani alongside Aditya Seal.