Superstar Rajinikanth is a household name in India and across the world. While he prefers to stick to his comfort zone – mostly starring in south Indian projects – Rajinikanth seems to have added another feather to his cap. The actor will reportedly be seen in Bear Gryll’s hit show Man Vs Wild, an adventure series that has starred the likes of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of the installments too. Rajinikanth has started filming with Gryll at Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karanataka and the duo has apparently completed shooting the major parts of their episode. The remaining portions will be completed today.
While the exact location of the shoot is being kept under wrap, a senior forest department official informed The New Indian Express that permission for the shooting has been given for six hours on January 28 and January 30. According to reports, the guest on January 30 will be none other than Bollywood Khiladi, Akshay Kumar. "Permission for the shooting has been given for Sultan Batteri highway and ranges of Mulleholle, Maddur and Kalkere ranges,” the official said.
Bear Gryll and PM Modi
It added, “They will be shooting in non-tourist zones. If permission was given for the shooting of Wild Karnataka, then this can also be permitted. Also, no tourist or regular forest patrolling activities will be affected. The shooting will be done under special forest protection and no one will be aware of the locations.” Gryll first gained recognition in India after he was spotted conversing with Modi at the famous Jim Corbett National Park northern India’s Uttarakhand State. Both men were shown smelling elephant dung and crossing a river on a raft and discussing how to survive in the wild. The episode showed Modi discuss topics ranging from political to personal. He also shared a story from his childhood days when he brought a baby crocodile home.