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Sonu Sood: latoo over a Tattoo

Sonu Sood is flaunting new arm candy. And he insists it’s for purely professional reasons, quips Hiren Kotwani.
Hindustan Times | By Hiren Kotwani, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2008 05:17 PM IST

Saif Ali Khan inking girlfriend Kareena Kapoor’s name on his forearm has set a trend. Now it’s Sonu Sood’s turn to get a tattoo. But it is strictly a professional necessity and stretches all the way from his shoulder to his forearm.

Ten in one
Sood plays an actor who ends up enacting 10 different roles in Umesh Shukla’s, Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge. The tattoo which is an integral part of one of the get-ups, has been designed by a deaf and mute artist Anil.

Sood had thought of getting himself a tattoo earlier, but felt that it would be too much of trouble to hide it with make-up every time he had to face the camera. But now he had the perfect excuse and got the tattoo done with the consent of Shukla.

“I sketched out the rough idea for Anil. He then wrote down his sugge tions for me. After an exchange of ideasonpaper,we startedwork. It took three hours but ended up looking too small onmy beefy arm. So Anil had to re-work it, making it slightly bigger and now it’s just right,” smiles Sood, displaying it proudly.

The design incorporates some martial arts weapons which Sood had seen frequently in Oiental action flicks.

Proud tattoo owner Keen to flaunt his new acquisition, Sood is often seen in vests and shortsleeved T-shirts these days.

“But I’ll have to cover it up now since I’ve started shooting for Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi. I’ll have to wear full-sleeved shrits and Tees now,” he sighs.

What’s co-star Ishaa Koppikar’s take on the tattoo, “Oh, she liked it,” he beams.

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