Superstar Rajinikanth has become the second Indian after PM Narendra Modi to feature in Bear Grylls favourite Tv series Man Vs Wild. The shooting for this episode has already begun at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Mysuru, Karnataka. Rajinikanth started the shoot yesterday and he was joined by Bear Grylls today. Rajinikanth's participation in the show was kept under the wraps and the documentary makers named 'special guest' while the shoot permission was sought from the authorities. The authorities have granted permission for the shoot for six hours on Tuesday and then again on Thursday
However, the shoot has also been facing backlash from environmentalists who have been raising questions on giving permission for the shoot in a restricted area.
So after PM @narendramodi it's #Superstar @rajinikanth to feature in next #manvswild #India edition.#Rajinikanth arrived in #Mysuru for the shooting. Shooting started at #Bandipur forest in #Karnataka.@indiatvnews @IndiaTVHindi pic.twitter.com/aHun5IK432— T Raghavan (@NewsRaghav) January 28, 2020
Rumours about actor Akshay Kumar's participation on the show have been also making rounds. Akshay is expected to shoot for his part on the show on Thursday at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve.
Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shot for an episode of Man VS Wild with Bear Grylls at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. The episode featured adventures of Bear Grylls and PM Narendra Modi in the mountain forests of Jim Corbett National Park In the episode, Pm Modi was seen talking about his early life. He also mentioned how the time spent in the Himalayas close to mother nature impacted and changed his perception towards life and things.
Bear Grylls expressed his happiness on the experience of the shoot with PM Modi and complimented him for his calm beaviour on the show, Grylls had told ANI, “We got hit by some really big stones and torrential rain whilst we were there. Our team, who was filming, was really on the edge, but the Prime Minister was just very calm and I saw that throughout our journey. Whatever we were doing, he was very calm. That was cool to see. You never really know what someone is like until there’s a crisis. It was good to be reminded that as a world leader, Prime Minister Modi is calm in a crisis.”