Into the Wilds with Bear Grylls: Akshay Kumar drinks ‘elephant poop tea’

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Actor Akshay Kumar shared a promo of an upcoming episode of Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. “I visualized stiff challenges prior to Into The Wild… but Bear Grylls completely surprised me with the elephant poop tea. What a day,” Akshay tweeted.

In the promo, the Sooryavanshi actor and Bear Grylls explore the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, cross crocodile-infested rivers, and much more. A scene in which Akshay and Bear Grylls drink the elephant poop tree also appears in the promo – Bear Grylls throws it away after distracting Akshay. In the promo, the 52-year-old actor describes himself and the “reel hero” while he says Bear Grylls is a “real hero”. This whole adventure, I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

Talking about the show, Akshay told ANI that, “I have always admired Bear Grylls for his energy, passion, and what he has stood for all these years. It was a great experience being with him in the show as he went about unfolding one challenge after another. It is different out there, as compared to movie sets, as there is no back-up – that sense of realism is very overpowering.”


Bear Grylls in turn said about Akshay: “I did my homework prior to meeting Akshay and knew he is a superstar, but what struck me the most during our time together, was his humility, his easy approach – he is, at heart, still that guy next door. Lots of commonalities between the two of us – including a passion for fitness, dedication to family, I enjoyed being with him… Akshay’s eyes lit-up with the mention of a new challenge and believe me, not many celebrities, across the world, have reacted so warmly to some harsh tasks that I can conjure.”

The Into the Wild with Bear Grylls episode featuring Akshay will air on September 11 at 8 pm on the Discovery app, and on Discovery Channel on September 14.

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