Into The Wild, featuring Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls, will premiere today on Discovery Channel. The much-awaited episode will hit the mini-screens at 8 pm, today. The Superstar will be seen wandering into the wilderness of Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka in the survival show.
Earlier, to turn up the heat, the makers had released a teaser where Thalaiva was seen in a complete action mode and also going back in time. His conversations with the survivalist about being a bus conductor at the age of 18 and his initial days in Tamil cinema, has been highly admired by the netizens. Also, the sweet gesture of Bear Grylls tying up the actor's shoelace has been appreciated in the comment section of the video, with a majority calling him a gentleman.
The channel had also come up with a dance challenge #ThalaivaOnDiscovery urging people to share their dance moves on Vaanga song. Discovery took to it's Twitter handle with a video of people dancing on the dappankuthu (a South Indian music genre) beat.
Rajinikanth had earlier expressed his joy in making his television debut with Into The Wild, "Bear Grylls has tested the survival skills of multiple celebrity guests, pushing them to their limits. I look forward to the survival challenge in the mesmerizing wilderness of India". Interestingly, Rajinikanth becomes the second Indian to be featured in the Grylls show after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.