Kiara Advani made Bollywood with Fugly in 2014 but she gained immense popularity with Karan Johar’s Netflix original- Lust Stories. Recently she appeared on the Voot’s original Feet Up with the Stars Season 2 where she revealed that her real name in ‘Aaliya’. On a chat show hosted by Anaita Shroff Adajania, Kiara Advani made this huge revelation and further stated the reason behind changing her name when she was an aspiring actress. She said it was Salman Khan who suggested her to change the name because of ‘Alia Bhatt’.
She 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. He suggested the change, but Kiara is the name that I chose. Now even my parents have started to call me Kiara.”
On being asked how she bagged Karan’s Lust Stories, actress said, “Karan Johar has an eye for it. He spots a performer and he knows how to get it done.” When she was shooting the scene that involved her to use a vibrator, she recalls Karan’s words, “Don’t make it a caricature, just be raw and do it. It’s a funny scene but don’t make it funny.”
On work front Kiara is awaiting the release of ‘Kabir Singh’ opposite Shahid Kapoor. Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, ‘Kabir Singh’ happens to be official remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. Movie is slated to release on 21st June. Apart from that she have Akshay-Kareena starer ‘Good News’ in her kitty.
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