The dreams of many came true on 20th April when the hottest couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, tied the wedding knot. Now the Bachchan family is complete. But what’s raising eyebrows now is the question “What should Aishwarya be called?”
Should she keep her last name, or change it? In the past, actresses like Kajol and Madhuri have adpoted their husbands’ names behind their own. At the same time, some actresses like Juhi Chawla kept thier maiden names. On the other hand, actresses including Jaya Bachchan took their husband’s last name.
So, should Aishwarya follow in Jaya’s footsteps and call herself Aishwarya Bachchan from now on? Or should she just keep it as Aishwarya Rai? Or maybe even, mix and mach and call herself Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan?
In a poll conducted on BollySpice forum, 59% of the votes were in favour of Aishwarya becoming Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan. However, 26% argued that her name should not be altered because it has become her identity and represents who she is. Only 14% voted that she should change it to Aishwarya Bachchan.
In my opinion, Aishwarya Bachchan doesn’t sound all that good. Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan sounds classy but it’s quite long and might be difficult to pronounce for some. However, it makes sense because it was the name Amitabh Bachchan’s father used as well. Either way, let’s hope she knows what she’s doing!