Arjun Kapoor has gotten himself inked again and the tattoo is extremely significant and personal. The actor has opted for a meaningful Latin quote with a beautiful significance. Created by Savio D’Silva, an illustrator and animator from JJ College of Art, Arjun now wears the saying ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’ on his arm!
“It’s a Latin saying that translates to ‘through adversity to the stars’! All our lives, all of us want to rise to the occasion when the time comes, but most people get pushed against a wall, with circumstances being against them. Things don’t always fall in place. But eventually, the beauty of life is to be an underdog, rise to the occasion and be able to go beyond one’s potential because you believe in yourself and believe in what you are capable of,” Arjun tells exclusively.
Arjun has chosen this statement tattoo at a time when he has been pushing himself to get fitter by the day and his weight loss journey has been getting him a lot of motivation. The year ahead looks positive with the historical, Panipat, by Ashutosh Gowarikar coming up for release.
Reflecting a state of mind that is both optimistic and determined, Arjun has chosen this tattoo. He says, “The whole point is to come through and outdo the expectation of yourself and others because that is what I think has defined me. Nobody has ever given me a chance from day one and you somehow rise to the occasion and do better. It just felt accurate, intimate and personal for me. Tattoos are very personal, I already have one (he had previously inked the word Maa in Hindi as a mark to his late mother Mona Kapoor) and this is my second one.”
He adds, “I just feel it has to be a story to tell. I suffered a personal loss and have seen ups and downs despite that I continued to push through. When I started out in this industry when I wanted to be an actor and a lot of people told me don’t because you are not capable, and here I am today seven years later. So, somewhere I feel from all the adversities I have managed to reach somewhere in life and that only comes from believing in yourself. This tattoo signifies my path to me.”