Fresh off featuring Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in the first episode of ‘Man Vs Wild’, Discovery is putting a spotlight on another iconic Indian figure, Rajinikanth.
The Indian film actor will star in the first episode of a new format series called ‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls’, produced by The Natural Studios and Banijay Asia. The show marks the television debut for Rajinikanth, who will join the world’s most recognisable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls.
‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls’ is an innovative format inspired by ‘Man Vs Wild’, one of the most-watched wilderness survival television series in the world. Last year, the ‘Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls & Prime Minister Modi’ episode disrupted the Indian media landscape, establishing itself as the television event of the year.
Beyond India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bear Grylls has also hosted prominent celebrities in the past such as then sitting American President Barack Obama, Kate Winslet, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts and many more.
“Into The Wild is a truly unique show – at one level it offers adrenaline-pumping action, while at another, the show lends itself beautifully to driving a specific purpose for the larger good of society,” said Rajinikanth.
“So, when officials from Discovery, a brand globally respected for offering inspiring real-life entertainment, approached me, I agreed to finally make my debut on TV after more than four decades of Cinema. Kavithalayaa, the iconic Production house founded by my guru, K. Balachander also played a significant role.”
When discussing issues close to his heart, such as water conservation, Rajinikanth said, “Every Indian will need to come forward and contribute in conserving water; this war has to be led at all levels including government, community as well as on the individual front. I believe this show on Discovery is a perfect platform to take the message of conserving water to every home across the country.”
‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls’ will air on Discovery Channel [Astro Channel 551/571 (HD)] on these dates…