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‘Elephant poop tea’ surprises Akshay Kumar as he sets out on adventure with Bear Grylls

After PM Narendra Modi and Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar is all set to feature on wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls' show 'Into the Wild'.

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New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is all set to feature on wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls’ show ‘Into the Wild’.

Kumar Monday tweeted a trailer of the show that is set to premier on Discovery Plus app on 11 September and on Discovery Channel on 14 September.

“I visualised stiff challenges prior to #IntoTheWildWithBearGrylls but @bearGryllscompletely surprised me with the elephant poop tea…What a day,” he wrote on Twitter.

In the trailer, Kumar calls Grylls “a real hero”. The two can be seen walking through jungles and rappelling over a river in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.

The actor has been quoted by the ANI as saying, “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.”


Also read: Dear Rajini, Bear Grylls’ Man vs Wild is not about conservation. It’s plain human arrogance


Show featured Zac Efron, Barack Obama, Julia Roberts 

Before becoming a television presenter and adventurer, Grylls was in the British military.

His show was previously called ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ and had first premiered on July 2014. It has since featured Hollywood actors Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Julia Roberts and many more.

Tennis champion Roger Federer, former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal and former US President Barack Obama have also been featured in the show.

Prime Minister Modi was the first Indian to feature in Grylls’ show in 2019. The episode was shot at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand.


Also read: Crocodile-lover, fakir, now a man of wild for Bear Grylls – Modi and the power of makeovers


 

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