Right from Yusuf Khan who became Dilip Kumar to Abdul Rashid Salman Salim Khan who became Salman Khan, the actor have been changing their names.
Even the Khiladi of Bollywood chose to give up his original name Rajiv Bhatia. But, there’s an interesting story behind it!
Akshay was there in the capital to promote his upcoming film, Naam Shabana. A fan asked Akshay about it and to which, he 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.”
“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,” added Akshay.
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