Bollywood super star Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi has joined Bear Grylls for a Instagram Live session. During the chat, Akshay and Bear spoke about shooting for the Into the Wild special episode at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve, surviving in the wild and if they plan to work together again.
Huma asked them about the “elephant poo tea” that they were seen drinking in the show’s promo. Akshay revealed that it really wasn’t a big deal for him as he drinks cow urine every day for Ayurvedic reasons.
Bear Grylls acknowledged that even though he did not know Akshay Kumar personally, he instantly knew that he was a “fun guy with no ego”. He also mentioned Akshay’s “humility” and how it came across in his demeanour. Bear was quite impressed with Akshay’s fitness and said, “Out of all the guests we have had over the years, he is definitely Tier-1.”
When asked if he was worried about surviving in the wild, Akshay said that with Bear, he knew he was in good hands. “I wasn’t worried. I was too excited to be worried,” the Bell Bottom actor said. Bear mentioned that he enjoyed this journey with Khiladi Kumar as he likes to try new adventurous things. The Into The Wild host added that the best part about doing such shows is that people can see their favourite celebrities in a “normal human way, without the gloss.” Huma Qureshi then asked the two if they plan on working again to which Bear said, “Will be great to do something else with him. Maybe another show.”
During the chat, a fan asked Akshay Kumar what stunts he would like to attempt if he woke up as Bear Grylls. Akshay Kumar shared an interesting response and said, “Jump from an aircraft, – the poop tea we have done and swim with the whales.” When Grylls curiously asked Akshay if he has ever sky-dived, Akshay replied, “Yes, I have done that”.
Talking about his experience with Akshay Kumar, Bear Grylls went gaga over his humility. He said, “For me, this was a really special one. I think you can get a strong impression of someone quite quickly. The thing that shines brightest about you AK is your humility. Also, you are such a fun guy and you don’t have an ego. I think in the wild when sometimes people get nervous, their ego gets stronger. and it never helps. You were super relaxed and keen to have fun.”
Into The Wild With Bear Grylls will premiere on Discovery Plus app tomorrow (September 11) at 8 pm and on Discovery Channel on September 14 at 8 pm.