Trains are lucky for Sallu!


By Hindustan Times

Mumbai, Aug. 23 -- Salman Khan seems to have found another good luck charm. And this time, it's not a lady, but the Indian Railways. For the uninitiated, his first charm is the turquoise blue bracelet he wears on his right wrist at all times. His father Salim Khan gifted it to him.

Apparently, the actor always insists on having a few action sequences of his films shot on or around trains. Recently he requested the makers of Bodyguard to shoot a similar scene for the August 31 release. And to convince them, the actor even pointed out the role trains have played in the success of his earlier releases like Tere Naam (2003), Wanted (2009) and Dabangg (2010).

The scenes in Bodyguard, which the makers are currently tightlipped about, were not part of the script initially. But when Salman informed director Siddique about his theory, the arrangements were made. On being contacted, Siddique confirmed the news. "We have some good action scenes on the trains. I'm sure audiences will love them," he said about Bodyguard, which also stars Kareena Kapoor.

Sources from the film unit reveal that some very elaborate action sequences have been shot on trains, and will see Salman chasing and beating up the bad guys.

The actor, meanwhile, never has a problem with action. He recently mentioned to HT in an interview that he enjoys action and till date, has never faced any trouble with the genre in terms of injuries.

Besides this Atul Agnihotri production, which is already being touted as Salman's third potential Eid blockbuster in a row, the actor is also busy with other action flicks including Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, followed by Sohail Khan's Sher Khan, Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 2 and Shirish Kunder's Kick.