Akshay Kumar is following in the footsteps of superstar Rajinikanth and Prime Minister Narendra Modi who featured in episodes of Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls. Shot at Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Akshay will follow all military style drills, with former British military personnel Grylls taking charge.
The buzz around Akshay Kumar’s episode is immense as the show featuring PM Modi generated historic high ratings for the infotainment genre whereas Into The Wild with Rajinikanth is the second highest rated show ever in the genre. Akshay released a new promo for the show on Monday, saying, “I knew there would be stiff challenges prior to #IntoTheWildWithBearGrylls but @beargrylls completely surprised me with the elephant poop tea 💩 What a day! 🐊😂 @discoverychannelin @discoveryplusindia"
“I have always admired Bear Grylls for his energy, passion and what he has stood for all these years. It was a humbling experience being with him in the wild as he went about unfolding one challenge after another. It is different out there, as compared to movie sets, as there is no back-up – that sense of realism is very overpowering. Bear is a knowledge reservoir – and he dipped well into his knowledge of surviving in the wild, and shared interesting and new techniques with me," said Akshay Kumar.
“I did my homework prior to meeting Akshay, and knew he is a superstar, but what struck me the most during our time together, was his humility, his easy approach – he is, at heart, still that guy next door. Lots of commonalities between the two of us – including passion towards fitness, dedication to family et al, I really enjoyed being with him,” said Bear Grylls.
Audiences can stream the show starting 8pm, September 11 on Discovery Plus while the broadcast premiere of the show is scheduled for 8pm on September 14 across 12 Discovery channels in 7 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and English.