When we saw the latest song from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Channa Mereya, we couldn’t help notice actor Ranbir Kapoor’s hands adorned with intricate mehendi designs. And, today on Karva Chauth, Delhi men say that they don’t mind getting their henna-game on.
Mehendi artists say husbands and boyfriends profess their love by dipping their hands in some mehendi swagger. “We have had male customers come up to us and ask about design suggestions. And, it’s not only simple designs that they want, it’s actually the entire palm and even the back of it that they want decorated,” says mehendi artist, Ravi, who sits in Green Park. Adding to this, Manish Kumar, a mehendi artist who sits near Hanuman Mandir says, “Haan, aate hai. Shaadi pe bhi karate hai and Karva Chauth par bhi. They come with their wives and get their names written, apart from the set designs, or tattoo-style mehendi.”
Delhi-based businessman Prateek Gupta says, “I got my wife’s name written with mehendi for Karva Chauth to thank her for all the efforts she makes daily to make our lives better.” Another pro-henna husband and model co-ordinator Shyam Arora, adds: “I got henna applied on my palms with Naina’s (his wife) name written on it. My wife puts does so many special things for me. This is only a small gesture to reciprocate her feeling.”
In fact, even celebs are all for the trend. Television actor Karan Suchak says, “If I were in Mumbai with my wife Nandita, I would have got mehendi done with her name and some design that represents our story.”