“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare
The Bard of Avon was probably not referring to the modern age. Be it superstition, belief or numerology, whatever the reason, more celebrities these days are opting for name changes like never before.
Now try to imagine Shah Rukh Khan as Jitendra Kumar Tuli (a name that was suggested by his in-laws) or Gulzar as Sampoorna Singh Kalra! Here’s a list of actors who forsook their original names to make it big in Indian Cinema.