Rajnikanth suffers injuries during Man vs Wild shooting. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Actor Rajinikanth suffered minor injuries during the shooting of an episode of 'Man vs Wild' with Bear Grylls at the Bandipur Reserve in Karnataka. The actor has twisted his ankle, reports police sources. Forest officials said the shooting had to be stopped midway following the incident, adding that the actor was fine. "The shooting has been called off for the day for his safety. There is no permission for shooting on January 29 with the actor," a forest official said.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajinikanth is all set to feature in the show. The actor, along with the wanderer, known for his daredevilry in traversing and surviving in some of the most treacherous terrains in the world, have begun filming in the Bandipur woods, noted for its tiger reserve and biodiversity. Sources close to the actor told PTI that he left on Monday to Mysore for the shoot and is expected to complete it soon and return to the city.
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of Karnataka, Punati Sridhar, confirmed to PTI that Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls are in Bandipur and had valid permission to carry out shooting. "Yes, they have the valid permission. Without it, they cannot enter Bandipur Tiger Reserve," he said. A forest department official said the shooting started on Tuesday and would go on till the afternoon of January 30.
According to him, the actor received some bruises during the shooting of the show Man vs Wild. Meanwhile, some Twitter users commented that wildlife activists in Karnataka have opposed the documentary shoot inside the Bandipur reserve.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had featured in the show in August last year.