In the new edition preview of Into The Wild Akshay talks about his life lessons with Bear Grylls given by his father as an army man, ziplines over a river with crocodiles, drinks elephant poop tea and much more.
On September 7, Akshay shared a snippet from his upcoming episode with Bear and wrote, “When a Western adrenaline Adventurer meets an Eastern action junkie don’t expect fireworks because brotherhood is what we found.” He further wrote how the two enjoyed the stroll through dangerous territory and quoted it as a ‘perfect walk in the park.’ He wrote about Grylls as a ‘Man of the Wild’, and expressed his wished to do the same with his kids every day, i.e., explores the beautiful lands.
Here’s the snippet from his upcoming episode.
In the video, Grylls introduces Akshay as a ‘Legendary Bollywood Actor’ who is known for his martial arts. During the video, Akshay and Bear were seen doing stunts, strolling around the wild, going underwater, talking about life inspiration and over a cup of elephant poop tea. He also shared that while growing up, his dad was his only influence and inspiration and that he has followed everything his father taught him.
As Grylls asks him about his support to veterans’ charities, Akshay reveals that given his father was in the Army, he always had a soft spot for army men. He loves everyone in uniform, and that made him start Bharat Ke Veer, a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian paramilitary forces.
After the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian actor Rajnikant, Akshay Kumar is the third Indian celebrity to feature with Bear Grylls in his show. Previously, when superstar Rajnikant appeared the episode was shot in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Whereas, the one with PM Modi was shot in Uttarakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park.
The episode of Into The Wild will be premiered on September 11 at 8 pm on the Discovery+ app, and on Discovery channel on September 14 at 8 pm. It will be available in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali and English.