Rajinikanth appeals to conserve water on a war footing on the sidelines of Into The Wild with Bear Grylls
Rajinikanth shot for the programme in Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve yesterday
Rajinikanth has appealed for water conservation on a war footing, as he marks his TV debut after 43 years of cinema via Discovery channel's Into The Wild with Bear Grylls.
"This war (water conservation) has to be led at all levels, including government, community as well as on the individual front. I believe this show on Discovery is a perfect platform to take the message of conserving water to every home across the country," said Rajinikanth, in a statement.
The actor added that every Indian needs to come forward and contribute towards water conservation.
"I agreed to finally make my debut on TV after more than four decades of cinema," said Rajinikanth about shooting for Into The Wild with Bear Grylls. The Superstar shot for the programme in Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve yesterday.
In August 2019, Grylls had hosted Prime Minister Modi in the Man vs Wild show, which was shot at the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand in February 2019.
Other international icons who have been featured in the highly popular show include United States President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, Titanic star Kate Winslet, Tennis virtuoso Roger Federer, and Hollywood actor Julia Roberts, among others.
"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," said Rajinikanth.
Kavithalayaa, the production house founded by Rajinikanth's guru K Balachander also played a significant role in this decision to debut on television, he said.
The new episode with Rajinikanth focuses on water conservation. Megha Tata, managing director, Discovery, South Asia said the channel wanted to add a layer of purpose with each episode of the newly commissioned series Into The Wild with Bear Grylls.
Grylls heaped praise on Rajinikanth, saying that the actor is a phenomenon, who has captivated audiences across the world with his work both on-screen and off-screen.