Superstar Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls will shoot on the other side of the Tiger Reserve near Sulthan Batheri Road. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
This is the dream come true for Rajnikanth fans. After extremely successful episode of ‘Man Vs Wild’ featuring none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, global TV icon Bear Grylls is joining forces with the Indian Superstar for another fun-filled episode of the international series. News Nation has learnt that Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls are in Karnataka’s Bandipur Forest range for a shooting an episode of the ‘Man Vs Wild’. The shooting will continue for three days and after consultation with the Karnataka government, permission has been granted at 4 locations in the forest range. Sources say that the two global icons will talk about Bandipur wildlife park and Mother nature. Confirming the shooting, sources say that both Bear Grylls and Rajnikant had reached Mysore yesterday itself.
Bandipur forest official Balachandra told News Nation that, “Crew of ‘Man vs Wild’ arrived yesterday. They will be here for shoot for the next two days. As per the crew, Rajinikanth has arrived with his family yesterday and they are staying in a resort. He will probably be leaving today itself. Bear Grylls also arrived today. They are shooting on the other side of the Tiger Reserve near Sulthan Batheri Road.”
Last August, wildly viral episode of Man vs Wild featured PM Narendra Modi. There were rumopurs that the episode was shot and edited several times. However, Pm Modi cleared the air during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme. Quashing doubts whether his ‘Man vs. Wild’ episode with Grylls was “edited or shot multiple times” as the two engaged freely in Hindi and English, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said technology helped bridge the communication gap between them.
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"Some people ask me one thing, 'Modi ji, you were speaking in Hindi and Bear Grylls does not know Hindi, so how did you carry on such a fast conversation between the two of you?'" PM Modi said. People were also curious to know if their conversation was edited and how many times they had to shoot, he said.
"The reality is that technology was used extensively in my conversation with Bear Grylls. Whenever I spoke, immediately there was a simultaneous translation into English or simultaneous interpretation in his ear. So I used to speak in Hindi, but he heard in English and because of that the communication became very easy and this is an amazing aspect of technology," PM Modi said during his monthly "Mann Ki Baat" programme.
On August 12, 2019, the Prime Minister was seen trudging on an unbeaten path with TV adventure icon Bear Grylls on his super-successful show ‘Man vs Wild’. The TV host took to his official Facebook page to make the announcement. “People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM Narendra Modi as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation & environmental change. Catch Man Vs Wild with PM Modi Discovery Channel India on August 12 @ 9 pm. #PMModionDiscovery,” Grylls had said on his Facebook wall.