Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says his moustache in Dabangg is an attempt to look like the character and is similar to the one kept by actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha in real life.
"I wanted to look like my onscreen character Chulbul Pandey and not like Salman Khan. I am wearing the moustache because the role demanded one. It is a thin moustache, similar to the one Shatruji keeps," said the actor, who plays a corrupt policeman in the movie.
The 44-year-old actor was in the capital with the cast and crew of the film, including deabutante Sonakshi Sinha, director Abhinav Singh Kashyap and producer Arbaaz Khan for its music launch.
Sajid-Wajid, who have scored the music for many a Salman Khan film including Wanted and Main Aur Mrs Khanna, has composed for Dabangg as well.
When asked about his continued association with them, Salman said, "They are good in their work, especially with songs which demand a certain attitude. I have worked with them for years now, just like I did with Himesh Reshammiya, but he has become a famous actor himself and I cannot sign him anymore."
The film has a raunchy track Munni Badnam where Salman is seen dancing with actress Malaika Arora Khan, famous for her item numbers in films like Dil Se and Kaal.
When asked who can give competition to Malaika in terms of dancing, Salman said, "I think only Shilpa Shetty can."
The actor also refuted rumours of a renewed relationship with his ex-girlfriend and actress Sangeeta Bijlani, whose marriage with former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin is reportedly on the rocks.
"Sangeeta is a dear friend, and so is Azhar," said Salman.PTI