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Rajinikanth injured while shooting for Bear Gryll's 'Man vs Wild'


Bengaluru, Jan 28: Actor Rajinikanth has suffered minor injuries during the shooting of an episode of 'Man vs Wild' with British adventurer Bear Grylls, at Bandipur forest in Karnataka.


"Rajinikanth lost his balance, twisted his ankle and suffered minor bruises to his hand below the elbow," a forest official told PTI. "The actor is okay now," he added.

"I have finished shooting for the 'Man vs Wild' episode. I have not received any wounds but some scratches due to little thorns. I am alright," the superstar told reporters at Chennai airport after the shoot, news agency ANI reported.

The forest department has put a lot of conditions while permitting the shooting.

According to officials, it includes filming at their own risk and they are not allowed to use explosives and inflammable materials. Rajinikanth is the second high profile figure to appear in Man Vs Wild after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajinikanth is the second Indian personality to be featured on 'Man vs Wild' after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on the Discovery Channel programme last year in August.

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.

The Man vs Wild show has seen some of the top personalities of the world including our very own Prime Minister Narendra Modi who featured in the show in August last year.

Earlier in 2019, Modi made an appearance with Bear Grylls in the show, which aired on August 12 and was showcased in over 180 countries across the world on Discovery network of channels. The widely popular show featured Grylls going on an adventure trip with the Prime Minister in the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park.

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