We all recognise actress Alia Bhatt but very few would be knowing
that there could have been another actress in Bollywood with the
same first name but thanks to Salman Khan that never happened.
All set to debut in Bollywood with the upcoming movie
newbie Kiara Advani's real name was Alia Advani
and the actress was renamed as Kiara by none other than Salman
Salman was supposedly the driving hand behind Kiara's debut
launch and when Sallu Bhai came to know her real name he thought to
change her name as another actress with the same name, Alia Bhatt
is already established in the industry.
"Actually, Salman sir and the film producer came up with the
name together. I liked it instantly. More than anything, I feel it
has been done for the audience's convenience, so that they can
differentiate between the two actors. Hence, from now on I will be
officially known as Kiara and not Alia. I am happy with Salman
sir's suggestion," said Kiara.
It is to be mentioned, Salman Khan shares a very close bonding
with Kiara's mother as the duo were friends since childhood.