Kiara Advani Reveals Her Name is Inspired by Priyanka Chopra, Know How

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Kiara Advani is currently soaring high on the success of her recent release Kabir Singh. Written and directed by Sandeep Vanga and produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series, the film is the remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. It revolves around the titular character, played by Shahid Kapoor, a surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path when his lover Preeti, played by Kiara, is forced to marry someone else. Kabir Singh emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year.

Kiara began her Bollywood journey with the comedy-drama Fugly. Her real name is Alia Advani and she had changed it to Kiara before stepping into the film industry.

Opening up about the same in a recent interview, the 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?”

She went on to reveal that her name has a connection to famous actress Priyanka Chopra. She 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.”

Earlier, talking about Kabir Singh’s massive success, Kiara had said, “It definitely feels special. Also, it’s happened quite early in my career. We knew the film was special but seeing the massive success its’ enjoying is something else. This love that people have showered on me, only motivates me to work harder.”

On the professional front, Kiara’s Guilty is being produced by Karan Johar’s Dharmatics and directed by Ruchi Narain. Kiara, who has sported a different look for the series is playing the role of a musician in it.

Published by Amrit Santlani on 25 Jul 2019

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