Says a source close to the actor, "Lara approached Akshay for a cameo in her home production to which he readily agreed the scenes required three days from him. He plays a cameo role in the film as her husband. However, his Tees Maar Khan is up for release and he is also busy shooting for Rohit Dhawan's Desi Boyz in Mumbai and couldn't give her those dates."
He thought it through and though it was tough on him, he shot from 8 am in the morning to 4 am the next day, for 20 hours at a stretch.
Notes the source, "Akki is a producer too. He saved Lara the production cost of shooting for two days by completing his portions in one day."
The source concludes, "AK delivered on his professional commitments and even chartered a flight himself so that he could fly to and from Jaipur on his own time. Lara is overwhelmed and doesn't know how to repay it, especially as he's not taking any remuneration for the role."
Akshay Kumar recently surprised good friend Lara Dutta by shooting for almost 20 hours at a stretch for her home production being shot on location in Jaipur in spite of having work around the clock. He saved her money as a producer in the process.