Before speaking on the show, the famous Man vs Wild host- Bear Grylls said the show has much more than what was expected. “You will see that side of Modi which you have never seen before,” said Grylls.
The entire team who came back after shooting told in a unanimous voice that this particular episode could be one of the most watched TV shows in the country or in the world for that matter and that the team was hoping it would.
Watch this exclusive sneak peek as renowned adventurer, @BearGrylls embarks on a journey with the leader of the world's largest democracy, PM @narendramodi. Tune in to #ManVSWild with Bear Grylls and PM Modi on 12 August, 9 PM. #PMModionDiscovery https://t.co/YbQ7wfksDl
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After hosting the show with PM Modi in the rainforests of Uttarakhand, Bear Grylls went all praises for the Prime Minster and said he was awestruck by the humility of a leader. The episode is shot in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand.
He said “Our team who was filming ( Man vs Wild) was really on the edge, but the PM(Modi) was just very calm and I saw that throughout our journey. Whatever we were doing, he was very calm. That was cool to see…What shone bright for me was his humility.”
Narrating an incident Grylls said when they reached a river, Grylls made a small raft and said they could go across the river using that. To this the intelligence agencies were apprehensive and told they could not take the risk of putting the PM on homemade raft. But Modi readily walked into the raft as said he was fine with going in a raft. Midway when the raft started sinking Grylls was swimming pushing PM Modi towards the shore. Modi was soaking and wet and yet there was a huge smile on his face even through the rain Grylls said it is in these moments that you learn about people.
#WATCH Bear Grylls in Wales(UK): PM(Modi) is vegetarian, so there was going to be no eating of grubs or anything. But in the wild, you can survive very well off berries, roots, plants and certainly, PM spent his younger years in the wild, so he was very comfortable with that pic.twitter.com/2maEG4YXKg
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2019
Bear Grylls speaks on his interaction with PM Modi during ‘Man vs Wild’ episode, says “I’ve been a massive fan of India for many years, so for me to take such an iconic global leader like PM Modi on an adventure into the wild was a real privilege.’
“India is a remarkable and beautiful country with so much beauty that you’ve got to protect. But it comes down always to the individual. Little things like don’t litter, support initiatives that reduce plastic, or protect environment or promote conservation,” added Grylls.
Bear Grylls in Wales(UK):India is a remarkable and beautiful country with so much beauty that you’ve got to protect. But it comes down always to the individual. Little things like don’t litter,support initiatives that reduce plastic, or protect environment or promote conservation pic.twitter.com/CTK2yy51fB
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2019
Grylls told that since PM Modi is a vegetarian, there was no eating of grubs or anything. But in the wild, one can survive very well off berries, roots, plants and certainly, since PM spent his younger years in the wild, he was very comfortable with that.
Lauding PM Modi and his concern for the environment Grylls said “Modi is a man who cares deeply about the environment. That is why he came on this journey with me. He has actually spent time in the jungle as a younger man and I was surprised how comfortable he was out there and how calm he was.”
Drawing similarities between Modi and Obama with whom he had the privilege of hosting the show Bear Grylls said both were there for the same purpose that is to drive the message of ‘We have to protect the environment.’