Salman parts with his lucky charm ‘Feroza’

Updated: May 06, 2010, 21:00 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Salman Khan might have switched from one ladylove to another, but the actor is known to have stuck by a Feroza bracelet, which he sports on his right wrist. So much so is the actor superstitious about the bracelet that he is rarely seen without it, even in films.

And if sources are to be believed, Salman had firmly declined Boney Kapoor’s request to remove the bracelet for ‘Wanted’. But now, for the first time, the actor will be seen without the gear in his next ‘Dabangg’.

Talking about Salman’s fixation for the bracelet, a source said, “Salman loves the bracelet and he has been sporting it for more than 15 years. But there is no superstitious reason for wearing it. He got himself this bracelet because his dad Salim Khan wears a similar one. Salman hero worships his dad and copies everything he does.”

However, the actor plays a cop in ‘Dabangg’ and the accessory does not work with the look. Abhinav Kashyap, director of ‘Dabangg’ confirms, “Yes, Salman is not wearing the bracelet in the film. He plays a fearless cop and the bracelet didn’t go with his character.” He points out, “Have you ever seen a police officer wearing a bracelet with stones?”

So did Salman easily agree to part with the bracelet? “Of course. When I told him that he would have to take it off, he did it immediately. He is a thorough professional,” says Abhinav.