New Delhi: A promotional video of an episode featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Discovery Network’s famous “Man vs Wild” TV show has been released on Friday. This promo is of length 4 minutes 24 seconds. Interestingly, this promo has been released not by Discovery Channel but by BJP’s Twitter account. In this promo, host Bear Grylls is seen preparing a spear with PM Modi.
— BJP (@BJP4India) August 9, 2019
Bear Grylls asks PM Modi in the video, “I heard that you spent a lot of time in the jungles as a child?” The prime minister says he used to go to the Himalayas after leaving home at the age of 17–18. Then he wondered what he should do or what not to do. “I love nature,” Modi said.
Bear Grylls tweeted in the afternoon, “Sneak peek of the Prime Minister of India @narendramodi as you have never seen him before! Special #ManVsWild with @BearGrylls and PM Modi – this Monday 12 Aug at 9 PM IST on @DiscoveryIn #PMModionDiscovery – Get ready! (link: https://ift.tt/2KCdDCN) ift.tt/2KCdDCN”
💥Sneak peek of the Prime Minister of India @narendramodi as you have never seen him before! 💥 Special #ManVsWild with @BearGrylls and PM Modi – this Monday 12 Aug at 9 PM IST on @DiscoveryIn #PMModionDiscovery – Get ready! https://t.co/BQQNxRnxCb pic.twitter.com/5viMjIKVcV
— Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) August 10, 2019
Bear tells Modi he is the most important person in India. “So my job is to protect you,” the host says. Then, giving a spear to Modi, Grylls says, “If a tiger comes towards you, then you kill him with it.”
Modi says, “Killing someone is not in our culture. But I’ll keep it for your protection.”
Modi remains calm during crises: Grylls
In an interview to news agency ANI, Grylls said, “I think you may have seen the politicians in smart looks wearing suits behind the podium. But our program has a level of its own. We do not care who you are? It is a show of courage and commitment. Modi bravely faces any adversity even if it is inclement weather.”
According to Grylls, “In Corbett (National Park), we encountered big rocks and heavy rain. Our team had to make a lot of effort for the shooting, but Modi remained restrained throughout the journey. You will not even know what problems he is facing by seeing him. There is a smile on his face during every trouble. This is what makes him a world leader.”
‘Man vs Wild’ To be broadcast in 8 languages
This special episode of “Man vs Wild” will be aired on 12 August at 9 PM. It will be broadcast in eight languages including six Indian languages namely Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi.
Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were selected for the shooting of this wildlife show. This special episode of Man vs Wild has been shot in Kalagarh in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh and Jim Corbett Park in Uttarakhand. The people of the area are thrilled to see the Corbett Tiger Reserve and Wildlife scenes in the video.
PM Modi first came to Kalagarh on 14 February. Prime Minister Modi spent a few moments after getting down from an Air Force helicopter at the helipad in the St. Mary’s Inter College premises in Bhikkawala, Bijnor district. After this, he interacted with the officials and officials of the Discovery Channel.
The administration, at that time, described the PM’s visit as completely private and neither allowed the media to go inside the college nor visit the Ramganga dam. Amid heavy security, Prime Minister Modi left the boat from Ramganga Dam to Corbett Park via Old Kalagarh from Inter College, Bhikkawala. Meanwhile, the film seems to have been shot in the Ramganga Dam reservoir and Corbett Park.