But in a role reversal for his forthcoming blockbuster Welcome, Akshay is being rescued by Katrina Kaif!
In a very whacky scene in the film Akshay jumps into the fire to save Katrina Kaif, but he gets so scared that he faints. Katrina then literally had to lift Akshay and get him out of the fire.
Says producer Firoz Nadiadwala, " Anees Bazmi, the director had conceived the particular hilarious scene. In fact whilst shooting for the scene, we were apprehensive of Akshay jumping into the fire since it was risky.
But Akshay being Akshay just jumped in. He even burnt his right hand but he didn't tell us. We got to know about it once the shooting was over."
Welcome is Akshay Kumar's last comedy of the year after a string of consecutive hits starting with Namaste London, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiya.
Welcome is slated to release on Dec 21st 2007