Nicknames are an integral part of any Indian home; they are frequently cringe, sometimes adorable, and seldom relevant. Most of the time, they are treasures from our youth, a mark of identification bestowed upon us by close friends or family that remains with us for the rest of our lives, and Bollywood celebs are no exception. From Rajesh Khanna’s ‘Kaka’ to Taimur Ali Khan’s ‘Tim,’ this time-honored ritual appears to resurface in every generation. Nevertheless, among the many famous nicknames, Bebo (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Lolo (Karisma Kapoor) tend to stick out the most. This is a list of lesser-known celebrity nicknames that you may or may not know but should keep in mind if you are a Bollywood fan.
Gullu, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The name Aishwarya Rai Bachchan contrasts with her exquisite demeanor. Shrima Rai, the star’s sister-in-law, said on her Instagram stories that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s celebrity is never discussed at home, and that she is affectionately known as ‘Gullu maami’ to her two nephews.
Aloo, Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt stated in an interview that her friends dubbed her ‘Aloo’ when she was a youngster. Apart from being a shortened form of her name, Bhatt attributes her nickname to her being a fat child.
Mimi, Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Abhishek Bachchan famously referred to Priyanka Chopra Jonas as ‘PC’ or ‘Piggy Chops,’ but her childhood moniker is not as well known. As a child, the actor’s family named her ‘Mithu,’ but because a young Chopra Jonas couldn’t pronounce the name, it was changed to Mimi. Sona, a multi-hyphenate new Manhattan restaurant, even has a private dining room dubbed “Mimi’s.”
Nushki – Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma was lovingly named ‘Nusheshwar,’ which her husband Virat Kohli changed to ‘Nushki.’ Kohli disclosed this moniker in a 2017 talk show with Aamir Khan, saying, “Nushki is really honest.”
Pappu (Varun Dhawan)
Varun Dhawan’s father affectionately refers to him as ‘Pappu,’ which the actor likened to a Mexican drug lord during the marketing of Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania (2014). Whether he’s a Mexican drug lord or not, this Pappu can dance.
Duggu – Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is well-known as ‘Duggu,’ a moniker bestowed upon him by his grandmother. The name is a pun on his father’s nickname, ‘Guddu.’
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