After featuring PM Narendra Modi in the first episode of Man Vs Wild which was shot in India. It created a buzz in India last year and the episode was loved by the audience and the episode disrupted the Indian media landscape, establishing itself as the TV event of the year. On wednesday, Discovery announced Bear Grylls will be back in India with a new format series ‘Into the Wild With Bear Grylls’ produced by The Natural Studios and Banijay Asia.

‘Into the Wild With Bear Grylls’ is inspired by the earlier series Man Vs Wild.It is going to mark the small screen debut of thalaiva Rajnikanth. The South Indian superstar is adored by millions of his fans for his humble and down to earth nature for more than four decades.

Rajinikanth will join the world's most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure, Bear Grylls. Bear Grylls has also hosted prominent bigots in the past such as then sitting American President Barack Obama, Kate Winslet, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts and many more.

Superstar Rajinikanth said, “Into The Wild is a truly unique show – at one level it offers adrenaline pumping action,while at another, the show lends itself beautifully to driving a specific purpose for the larger good of society. So, when, officials from Discovery, a brand globally respected for offering inspiring real-life entertainment, approached me, I agreed to finally make my debut on TV after more than four decades of Cinema. Kavithalayaa, the iconic production house founded by my guru, K. Balachander also played a significant role.”

Rajinikanth further added, “Bear Grylls has tested the survival skills of multiple celebrity guests, pushing them to their limits; I look forward to the survival challenge in the mesmerizing wilderness of India.”

Our team is very excited to work closely with Thalaiva! Much more than a cine star,Rajinikanth is a phenomenon who has captivated audiences across the world with his on-screen and off-screen work. He has always shown such energy and flair in all he does and he will need that courage and determination again on our journey into the beautiful wilds of India, said, Bear Grylls. 

Rajinikanth opened up about raising awareness about water conservation, he said, every Indian will need to come forward and contribute in conserving water; this war has to be led at all levels including government, community as well as on the individual front. I believe this show on Discovery is a perfect platform to take the message of conserving water to every home across the country.