When Salman Khan asked Kiara Advani to change her name from Alia

Many might be aware that Kiara Advani was formerly called Alia Advani. She had changed her name following Salman Khan’s suggestion, but do you know which film helped her stumble upon the name ‘Kiara’? Read on to know…

Kiara Advani’s wedding has been making all the right buzz. The actress tied the knot with Shershaah co-star, Sidharth Malhotra in Jaisalmer’s Suryagarh Palace in the presence of their families and close friends.

It might be known to most of the actress’ fans that her real name is not Kiara. But, did you know that it was bhaijaan Salman Khan who had suggested her to change her name, and that she took inspiration from a Ranbir Kapoor film and chose this name that gave her all the popularity-Kiara?

Kiara was not the name that the actress’ parents had chosen for her. She was named Alia Advani. However, when she had decided to join the Hindi film industry, Alia Bhatt had already carved a niche for herself.

Having two Alias in the industry might have created confusion, and that’s what Kiara also felt. In an earlier interview, the Shershaah actress had said, “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?”

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