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Into the Wild with Bear Grylls and Rajinikanth episode: Highlights

The Into The Wild with Bear Grylls episode featuring Rajinikanth aired on March 23 across 12 Discovery channels including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD, DTamil, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD, TLC, TLC HD, Investigation Discovery, Investigation Discovery HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery Kids.

Written by Anvita Singh | New Delhi | Updated: March 24, 2020 8:25:26 am
into the wild episode Rajinikanth and Bear Grylls in a still from Into the Wild.

In this special episode of Into the Wild with Bear Grylls, Superstar Rajinikanth talked about a variety of topics, including the importance of water conservation and wildlife. Thalaivar, as he is lovingly called by his admirers, also faced a few challenges along with host Bear Grylls.

Rajinikanth also shared details about his personal life on the show. The beloved superstar tackled questions on fame as well.

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“I have not taken fame into my mind. Once you have acted, it is finished. I forget Rajinikanth. I go back to Shivaji Rao. When somebody reminds me, ‘you are Rajinikanth’, then I will be like, oh yes! I am Rajinikanth.”

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20:55 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini's 'wild' experience

Calling it one of the most craziest days of his life, Rajini said he enjoyed spending the time discovering nature. 

20:53 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini's hope for India

"Wish to remove poverty," the actor said. He added saying that he was proud of being an Indian as it is one of the most tolerant of countries and heartily embraces all religions. 

20:49 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Akshay's message

Akshay Kumar shared a video message and said Rajini's way is the most unique way. 

20:42 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini and Bear to encounter crocs!

Rajinikanth was fearful of marsh crocodiles. 

20:33 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini overcomes his fear

Rajinikanth aces a steep climb. 

20:32 (IST)23 Mar 2020
R Madhavan shares his wishes

Madhavan shared a heartwarming message for his idol, Rajini. 

20:25 (IST)23 Mar 2020
What did you like about our PM, asks the actor of the host

Bear said he had a sense of humour. 

20:19 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini crosses the iron bridge

The actor seemed hesitant to cross the dangerous-looking bridge. 

20:18 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Harvesting rainwater important, says Rajini

The actor passionately spoke about the need to save water urgently.  

20:17 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Kamal Haasan's message

Kamal Haasan wished luck to Rajini via a video. 

20:15 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini on his journey in cinema

Rajinikanth reveals how he was discovered by K Balachander. 

20:07 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini on his days as a conductor

Rajinikanth got emotional about his days as a conductor in Bengaluru and said those were difficult days but he is happy that those moments are behind him. He added that it's almost impossible for him to travel by bus now. 

20:05 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini gets candid about his childhood

Rajini said he spent his childhood watching films and took the decision of becoming an actor when he turned 22. 

20:01 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini makes a grand entry

The Thalaiva looks ready for the challenge. 

20:00 (IST)23 Mar 2020
And it's begun!

Bear Grylls introduces Rajinikanth as 'India's true superstar.'  He adds that Rajini will love the adventure. 

19:42 (IST)23 Mar 2020
A sneak-peek of the show

19:33 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Rajini on water scarcity

“He who rules the water, rules the world. The current situation is heart wrenching. In the world there are 2.1 billion people suffering due to water scarcity,” Rajini will say as he will shed light on the water scarcity in the world. 

19:20 (IST)23 Mar 2020
My whole life is a miracle, says Rajinikanth

Speaking about his life, Rajinikanth said in a statement, “Well, yes, actually, my whole life has been a miracle. It’s a miracle! Even consider this show for example, I never thought of this, not even in my dreams that one day I'll do a show like this for Discovery!” 

18:52 (IST)23 Mar 2020
Into the Wild is Rajinikanth's TV debut

After 43 years, superstar Rajinikanth will finally make his small screen debut, and that too with none other than the wildlife expert, Bear Grylls. 

Rajinikanth had earlier said in a statement, “Into The Wild is a truly unique show – at one level it offers adrenaline-pumping action, while at another, the show lends itself beautifully to driving a specific purpose for the larger good of society. So, when, officials from Discovery, a brand globally respected for offering inspiring real-life entertainment, approached me, I agreed to finally make my debut on TV after more than four decades of cinema. Kavithalayaa, the iconic Production house founded by my guru K. Balachander, also played a significant role.”