Last week, Akshay Kumar rescued a little girl lost in a 3000-strong crowd at the Feltham Cineworld in London, and reunited her with her parents. Farah Khan, Akki and Katrina Kaif were in London to promote their film Tees Maar Khan, and that's where the lost-and-found drama took place.
Little lost girl
Says a source, "A big crowd had collected to see the actors. Kumar put up quite a performance by swinging up and down the wooden beams in the theatre. During the performance, a little eight-year old girl got separated from her parents. She started crying for her parents but the crowd was too busy cheering the actors to take notice." However, the Khiladi spotted the girl.
A father to an eight-year old himself, Akki sensed the child's fear and desperation, picked her up and began talking to her gently and soothingly.
An eyewitness reveals, "When she calmed down he asked her father's name and announced it on the mic. It reached a point when he thought he would miss the evening flight back home but AK refused to budge till he found the girl's parents."
After some time passed, the girl's father Charanjit Ghotra stepped up and claimed his little girl. "Everyone was happy that the child's parents were found and there was a tearful reunion with the girl and her family. Akki gave a stern lecture to the parents on importance of holding on to one's child at such crowded events."
Farah says, "It was very sweet of Akshay to find the child's parents. She was crying and Akshay went to her, picked her up and made an announcement about her. Later the girl's father, Charanjit Ghotra, thanked Akshay on Twitter."
Father's tweet to Akshay
"Dear Akshay, I just wanted to say thanku very much for saving my daughter Amrit at cineworld feltham yesterday. I am so greatful my words cannot express enough. Amrit and i wanted to thanku with a personal letter but i think this is the closest we will get.
“U are officially my daughters hero now! thanku once again. Sincere regards." Chaz Ghotra (Charanjit Ghotra)