Akshay Kumar recently put up a trailer of his adventure with Bear Grylls. The special episode of Into the Wild will premiere on Discovery+ on September 11 and air on Discovery Channel on September 14. It was reportedly shot earlier this year at Mysuru’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Now as we all know Akshay Kumar is currently abroad for his upcoming movie BellBottom’s shoot and he took sometime off his shooting and participated in an Instagram live session with adventurer and TV host Bear Grylls! Akshay, was also joined by his Bell Bottom co-star Huma Qureshi and he spoke about some of the challenges that he faced on the show.
Akshay is known for being fearless and as seen in the trailer he was also seen drinking a concoction made of elephant dung and which apparently wasn’t a challenge for Akshay at all. When asked how he managed to drink it, Akshay said that he wasn’t worried about it. “Because of ayurvedic reasons, I had cow’s urine everyday, so this was OK,” he said, which took Bear by surprise. He said, “Not too many of my guests say that!” He continued, “When people get super famous, they stop doing things outside their comfort zones, because they get scared of looking vulnerable.” But he said that Akshay was up for anything.
The live session was then interrupted by Akshay’s Sooryavanshi co-star, Ranveer Singh, who dropped by to pay Akshay a compliment on his moustache, and to wish him a happy birthday. “Mooch looks kadak, Akki (the moustache looks good),” Ranveer said, as conveyed by Huma. Bear took the opportunity to ask Akshay if his family approves of the moustache, which he has grown for Bell Bottom, a period spy thriller. He said they don’t.