Akshay Kumar is all set to appear on Bear Grylls’ popular show Into The Wild. The actor released a new teaser of the episode where the duo is seen roughing up in the jungle. The special episode promises the ‘daredevil duo’ on a ‘mad adventure’ in the jungle. Bear introduces Akshay as the ‘legend’ famed for his action films. “I am a reel hero, he is a real hero,” the actor then says.
In the teaser, Akshay and Bear are seen drinking elephant poop tea and navigating through crocodile-infested waters. The episode called ‘mad adventure’ will witness the Khiladi actor perform various stunts.
Sharing the teaser on his Instagram page, Akshay wrote, “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.”
Check out the teaser here:
I visualized stiff challenges prior to #IntoTheWildWithBearGrylls but @bearGrylls completely surprised me with the elephant poop tea ? What a day ?? @DiscoveryIn @DiscoveryPlusIn pic.twitter.com/m6YfQXmCcM
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 31, 2020
‘Into The Wild with Bear Grylls and Akshay Kumar’ will show all military-style drills. Bear who is former British military personnel will take charge along with the Akshay Kumar who is also a son of a military officer and one of the fittest actors in the country. The episode will premiere on Discovery+
on September 11 and air on Discovery Channel on September 14. It will be available in 7 languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, and English. The episode will be showcased in 50 countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa including India, Japan, China, UAE,
South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Poland, etc.
Akshay Kumar’s experience on the show
Sharing his experience, Akshay shared, “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.”
The actor added, “What I found interesting about the show is how nicely the purpose is incorporated in an entertaining, survival, and adventure led show. With regards to Bharat Ke Veer, it is a project which remains close to my heart and I will continue to use all opportunities to help promote it with
an aim to ensure that more and more countrymen become a part of it.”
Bear Grylls about the actor
According to reports in DNA, Bear Grylls also talked highly of Akshay and said: “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 a passion for fitness, dedication to family et al, I really enjoyed being with him.”
“Akshay’s eyes lit-up with the mention of a new challenge and believe me, not many celebrities, across the world, have reacted so warmly to some harsh tasks that I can conjure,” he further added.
Meanwhile, Akshay is currently in the United Kingdom shooting for his upcoming spy thriller titled Bell Bottom. The film also features Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta. The movie set in the 1980s is said to be about one of India’s forgotten heroes. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora and Parveez Shaikh, Bell Bottom is scheduled to release on April 2, 2021.
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