Bandipur: Actor Akshay Kumar shared the trailer of an upcoming episode of Into The Wild With Bear Grylls, in which he explored the wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls. “I visualised stiff challenges prior to Into The Wild… but Bear Grylls completely surprised me with the elephant poop tea. What a day,” the 52-year-old actor tweeted.
In the trailer, the Khiladi star and Bear Grylls explore the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, cross crocodile-infested rivers and much more. A scene in which Akshay and Bear Grylls drink the infamous elephant poop tea also appears in the trailer — Bear Grylls throws it away after distracting Akshay. In the trailer, Akshay describes himself as the “reel hero” while he says Bear Grylls is a “real hero.” Akshay added, “This whole adventure, I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Talking about the show, Akshay Kumar, who is known for his action-packed roles and adventure-seeking personality, told a news agency that its different than being on a movie set and added that the “sense of realism is overpowering.” He said, “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.”
Bear Grylls in turn had a lot to say about Akshay: “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… 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.”
Into The Wild With Bear Grylls featuring Akshay Kumar will premiere on Sept. 11 on Discovery Plus App and Sept.14 on Discovery Channel.