Salman cops out again

The actor claims he shares a rather “special” connection with the police

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Published: Sat 21 Aug 2010, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:06 PM

Salman Khan, who is once again playing a cop in his brother Arbaaz Khan’s debut production Dabangg, says he has a special connect with the police as his grandfather was a police officer and, of course, due to his own run-ins with the law.

“I think because my grandfather was deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, Indore, I have this special thing for the cops. I have also shared a very long relationship...” added Salman with a laugh. He spent time in jail in 2002 after his car allegedly ran over four people sleeping on a footpath. He was once again behind bars in 2007 in Jodhpur on charges of hunting an endangered deer.

The actor has also previously played a policeman in several films like Wanted, Garv and Auzaar.

Known for his beefed-up physique, the actor said he lost weight for Dabangg. “It looked weird. You are playing a cop who is totally ribbed. I really wanted to look ribbed in the film,” said Salman.

Salman admits that he was a bit apprehensive about going for an image makeover for Dabangg, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha.

“I had just finished Veer and I had to cut my hair very short. I didn’t want to. The long hair was looking good. It took long to grow them; so I didn’t want anyone to cut them off.

“Five to six months before the film, Arbaaz used to come with different kinds of moustaches every week. I said I’m shooting for a film, can I grow a moustache? Somewhere Sonakshi also had this thing for her dad’s moustache. If you see my moustache, it’s somewhat like his only,” he laughed.

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