Bear Gryll’s much talked about show Man vs Wild featuring PM Narendra Modi . In this special episode of the the adventurous show Modi debuts on the silver screen – with less of adventure and more a showcasing of Modi.
Modi is the first Indian politician to appear on the show which has earlier had among its participants former US President Barack Obama, and American actors like Will Ferrell, Zac Efron, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Stiller.
Modi also used the show as a means to reach out to his supporters and followers. He asked for suggestions on conservation of forests in the country and said those whose suggestions get selected would get an opportunity to meet Modi and present their ideas to the PM. People have been asked to send their suggestions on NAMO App.
The episode shot in Uttrakhand’s Jim Corbett National Park showed Modi talking of his love for nature. According to the Modi there could not be a better way to throw light on environmental conservation and climate change.
“The people of India can make India clean. Personal hygiene is in the culture of the Indian people,” Modi told Gryll while strolling through the jungle. He said that the amount of work Gandhi did is appreciable and i believe that India will succeed in this very soon.
Bear Gryll also praised Modi and said “He is cold, he is wet, but he is a hero. Well done.” He said he was very surprised to see PM’s love for nature and how every Indian is so connected with their motherland. He ended by saying that it would be wonderful if the rest of the world learns from this.
Before the episode was telecast, a four- minute promotional video was shot where Bear Gryll was seen teaching Narendra Modi how to make spear in return to that Modi educated Bear what Tulsi Vivah means, he said, once a year the Tulsi plant is married to god and how a plant becomes a part of the family.
During their conversation on asking what fear is Modi replied, that he has never experience fear because his inbuilt temperament is very positive. Also confronting that this was his first holiday trip in 18 years for which he is thankful to Bear.
Gryll tweeted that ‘People across 180 countries will get to see the unknown side of PM @narendramodi as he ventures into Indian wilderness to create awareness about animal conservation & environmental change. Catch Man Vs Wild with PM Modi @DiscoveryIN on August 12 @ 9 pm. #PMModionDiscovery’