Kiara Advani may have now become a known name in Bollywood thanks to her appearance in Lust Stories and Kalank but not many people know that Kiara isn't her real name! In fact, Kiara Advani's real name is Alia Advani. So why did she have to change her name? Simply because another Alia - the Bhatt babe - had already made a mark in the industry before Kiara stepped into Bollywood.
Guess who advised Kiara to change her name? No, not Karan Johar who has cast her in his films. In fact, it was Salman Khan who suggested that she opt for a name change. That's right. As per Millennium Post, Kiara Advani says superstar Salman Khan asked her to change her first name because of Alia Bhatt.
Kiara revealed this in a talk show recently. "Aaliya is my first name. Salman Khan suggested me to change it because of Alia Bhatt because there can't be two actors with the same name in Bollywood," she said. "He suggested the change, but 'Kiara' is the name that I chose. Now even my parents have started to call me Kiara," she added. Since starting her career in 2014 with the film Fugly, Kiara has appeared in a film like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Machine, 'Lust Stories' and Kalank. Slowly but steadily, Kiara has made a mark and now she will be seen as the main lead opposite Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh that will release next month. Kiara's performance as a sexually unsatisfied wife in Lust Stories, in a segment directed by Karan Johar was much appreciated and brought her into the limelight.