Mumbai: Now you will know why this hunk of an actor is called `Khiladi`. Bollywood’s very own Akshay Kumar, who is known for performing dangerous stunts in films, turned out to be a lifesaver to a lady.
Though the actor tried hard to keep the incident under wraps, eye witnesses couldn’t stop applauding the man for his noble deed.
Nina Elavia Jaipuria, the lady, who got saved by the actor, could have got electrocuted had Akki not been there.
Narrating what happened on the fateful day, an eyewitness said to DNA, “Though it happened in a split second, we know what got averted. We had lit up the stage and suddenly we were told that one of the electrical circuits was malfunctioning. Unfortunately, by that time both Akshay and Nina had gone on stage and had started talking. Mending the circuit would mean that the programme had to be halted mid-way.”
It was Akki who had intimated to the staff about sparks off the circuit. However, short-circuit couldn’t be averted. It was Akki’s presence of mind and instant reflex action that helped him save a life.
“We grabbed the video and realised that Akshay grabbed her just in the nick of time as she was tripping and falling down. He later made it seem as if he is hugging her on stage after he had prevented the fall. The circuit was mended soon, but it was a major accident that was averted that day,” the source added.
Well done Akki! You are indeed a true Khiladi.