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KISSA NAAM KA: Akshay Kumar REVEALS Why He Gave Up His Original Name Rajiv Bhatia!

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    It's not a new thing in Bollywood to change your name and adopt a screen name. Right from from Yusuf Khan who became Dilip Kumar to Abdul Rashid Salman Salim Khan who is none other than Salman Khan, everyone's been there done that!

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    Even our Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar chose to give up his original name Rajiv Bhatia. But, there's an interesting story behind it that will surely leave you all surprised!


    Akshay Revealed The Secret Behind His Name While Promoting Naam Shabana

    Akshay was there in the capital to promote his upcoming film, Naam Shabana which stars Taapsee Pannu in titular role. A fan asked him about it and Akky let the cat out of the bag.

    The Man Who Inspired Akshay's Name

    Revealing the story behind changing his name, Akshay replied, "No one has ever asked me this question. My first film was Aaj (1987) which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starred Kumar Gaurav. The name of Gaurav's character was Akshay. I had a 4.5 second role in it and I would only observe Gaurav and his acting. I don't know what happened but one day I just went to the court and got my name changed."

    How This Incident Changed His Life Forever

    He further added, "I don't know why I changed my name .... I just went to the Bandra East court and got it done. Main kucch bhi nahi tha us time pe phir bhi maine visiting card banwaye. Then I went out to get work, time was in my favour, and I got films after that."

    Akshay's Upcoming Films

    Talking about films, Akshay has a string of releases coming up next which include Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, 2.o, Padman, a Karan Johar-Salman Khan co-production, Gold and Mogul.

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