Actor Shah Rukh Khan turned hero in real life when he saved the life of Aishwarya Rai's manager at Amitabh Bachchan's recent Diwali party on Sunday. According to a report in mid-day, publicist Archana Sadanand's lehenga caught fire at the party and Shah Rukh was the one to put the fire out.
Sadanand, who has worked as Aishwarya Rai's manager for many years, was admitted to the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and is kept in isolation in the ICU to prevent infections. Doctors says that she has suffered 15% burns on her right leg and hands. Even Shah Rukh suffered some minor burns and injuries.
When the accident occurred around 3 am, only a few guests were left at the party. "Archana was with her daughter in the courtyard when her lehenga caught fire. Those around were stunned and didn't know what to do. Shah Rukh had the presence of mind, rushed to Archana, and put out the fire. He, too, sustained minor burns while dousing the flames with a jacket. His only thought was to put out the fire," a source told the daily.
Sources from the Nanavati Hospital told Mid-day that Archana is recovering well. She was made to walk for a few minutes in the ICU on Tuesday but is not allowed to meet visitors yet.
Shah Rukh had attended the party with his wife and interior designer Gauri Khan. Others who attended the party included Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar and Shahid Kapoor.