Prime Minister Narendra Modi and popular host and adventurer Bear Grylls during television show
‘Man vs Wild’ at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. (R) Bear Grylls taking a selfie with Modi.
“The special episode of ‘Man Vs Wild’ will be broadcast on August 12 at 9 pm and will be showcased in 180 countries around the world. ”
RECALLING one of the moments experienced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while filming an episode of the wilderness survival television series ‘Man Vs Wild’, adventurer Edward Michael Grylls, popularly known as Bear Grylls, praised Modi’s thought of not to harm any animals as his “upbringing does not allow me to take a life”.
Ever since the promos of Discovery’s exclusive show featuring Modi and adventure junkie Grylls riding through the wilderness of Uttarakhand went viral, the special edition has been highly anticipated. In a four minutes promo video, Grylls, was seen teaching Modi how to make a spear that he can use to protect himself in case they encounter a tiger in the woods. “You are the most important man in India and my job is to keep you alive. If a tiger comes, so this is your protection,” Grylls said while teaching Modi how to use a spear as a safeguard against potential attack from a tiger. To which, the Prime Minister replies, “My upbringing does not allow me to take a life.
However, I will hold on it (the spear) since you insist!” Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview to ANI, Grylls was asked whether the audience will get to see him and Prime Minister eating any unpalatable food in their survival quests as the show which goes by name Man Vs Wild is known for it. To this Grylls refuted the possibility by saying that the “Prime Minister is vegetarian”.
“Prime Minister is a vegetarian, so there was going to be no eating of grubs or anything like that. But in the wild, you can survive very well off berries, roots, plants and certainly, Prime Minister spent his younger years in the wild, so he was very comfortable with that. We ended up very cold and very wet but shared some beautiful Indian tea together in the end; that was a very special moment for me,” the adventurer shared.