Why did Anil Kapoor’s cop character sport tattoos in ‘Malang’? The actor has a quirky reply

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Anil Kapoor, who plays Anjaney Agashe, a police officer with grey shades in ‘Malang’, is seen sporting temporary tattoos of a skull on each arm in the film. Although his screen presence and acting chops are enough to make his character look convincing, tattoos were added to his look like a part of the narrative. We wonder why?

Talking about the same, Anil shared, “I met a local tattoo artist in London, who asked me a lot of questions about my past and present, which intrigued me. I didn’t know that tattoo artists dig so deep to know you as a person, before deciding the design. Eventually, it didn’t work out with her, and we got someone from India. Finalising the design for my character wasn’t an overnight decision, it went through a lot of thinking. The tattoos are crucial to the character as they take him to his past, gives him energy — positive and negative — and a reason to live.

Were the tattoos necessary? “The tattoos are crucial to the character,” Anil Kapoor said while revealing the story behind his tattoos in ‘Malang’.

When asked about how the tattoos added to lend his character a more menacing look the actor replies, “It is more internal. The character is layered and is not someone who will wake up in the morning, do his hair, shave or grow his beard to look menacing. Whatever he does, comes organically to him. I have not used the tattoos as a prop. It just helps me to get into the character.

Interestingly, Anil does not have any permanent tattoo but his character Anjaney Agashe from ‘Malang’ gives you the real spin-off on how he has nailed it.

‘Malang’, directed by Mohit Suri, is not doing that great at the ticket windows. The film, which released on Friday, needs to have a great Day 2 and Day 3 in order to make a great impact at the box-office. The Day 1 collections of the movie are not that praiseworthy and the trade experts will be waiting for the weekend numbers to sprinkle some magic at the box-office which hasn’t had a great last couple of weeks. Let’s wait and watch.

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