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Shabana, wife of ‘The Family Man 2’ fame Manoj Bajpayee, revealed in an interview in 2008 how she was ‘pressured’ to change her name before joining Bollywood. She was never in favor of becoming Neha. Even today, on searching on social media platforms, she is found not in the name of Shabana but in the name of Neha.
Shabana was forced to change the name
Shabana had said, ‘I was never Neha. I was always Shabana. I was forced to change my name and I was not ready for it at all. My parents proudly named me Shabana. There was no need to change it, but no one listened to me. When I entered the industry, I was very mature. Earlier I used to be very apprehensive about everything, but now I understand things better.
Shabana got recognition again because of the film ‘Alibag’
On why she didn’t go back to her real name after ‘Qarib’, Shabana said, “It’s sad. When I wanted to go back to my real name no one listened to me. Hence with Sanjay Working and the entire team of ‘Alibaug’ has been the best experience of my life. I told Sanjay that I want to work with my real name and he agreed to it. I had lost my identity and now I have to It’s back.”
Shabana is not returning to acting because of her daughter
In 2016, when Manoj was asked about his wife’s return to acting, he said, “As soon as my daughter is a little older, she will come back. Right now, she is ready to do AIDS and short-term stuff.” So that they can pay attention to the child too.”
Shabana was last seen in ‘Acid Factory’
Shabana started her film career in 1998 with the film ‘Kareeb’ in the name of Neha. After this, she appeared in films like ‘Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet’ with Ajay Devgan and ‘Fiza’ with Hrithik Roshan. Shabana was last seen in the 2009 film Acid Factory.