After PM Modi, Rajinikanth To Feature In ‘Man Vs Wild’
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, superstar Rajinikanth is all set to feature in an upcoming edition of ace adventurer Bear Grylls's 'Man vs Wild' show, for which the shooting has begun in Karnataka's Bandipur forest, sources said on Tuesday.
The top actor, along with the wanderer, known for his daredevilry in traversing and surviving in some of the most treacherous terrains in the world, have begun filming in the Bandipur woods, noted for its tiger reserve and biodiversity.
Sources close to the actor told PTI that he left on Monday to Mysore for the shoot and is expected to complete it soon. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of Karnataka, Punati Sridhar, confirmed to PTI that Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls are in Bandipur and had valid permission to carry out shooting.
"Yes, they have the valid permission. Without it, they cannot enter Bandipur Tiger Reserve," he said. A forest department official said the shooting started on Tuesday and would go on till the afternoon of Jan. 30.
After the first day's shoot on Tuesday, the crew left the venue and would be back on Wednesday morning, he said. According to him, the actor received some bruises during the shooting of the show Man vs Wild. Meanwhile, some Twitter users commented that wildlife activists in Karnataka have opposed the documentary shoot inside the Bandipur reserve.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had featured in the show in August last year.