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Salman asked Kiara to change name

Kiara’s real name was Aaliya but Salman felt, there can’t be two actors with the same name in Bollywood

Salman asked Kiara to change name

Mumbai: Actor 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, read a statement.

"Aaliya is my first name. Salman Khan suggested me to change it because of Alia Bhatt because there can't be two actores with the same name in Bollywood," Kiara 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.

The actor also spoke about how she bagged 'Lust Stories' without auditioning for the role.

When Kiara was filming for a scene with vibrator for 'Lust Stories', Karan told her: "Don't make it a caricature, just be raw and do it. It's a funny scene but don't make it funny."

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 in Bollywood.

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