Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to appear on the Bear Grylls Discovery Channel show Man vs Wild, according to a tweet from the show's British host.
Grylls tweeted a clip from the show, along with the words: "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."
The special episode will be called Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls and PM Modi.
Modi is known as a media-savvy politician and has frequently used social media to reach out to the younger generation.
The Discovery Channel has issued a statement quoting Modi as saying: "For years, I have lived among nature, in the mountains and the forests. These years have a lasting impact on my life. So when I was asked about a special programme focusing on life beyond politics and that too in the midst of nature I was both intrigued and inclined to take part in it."
He added, "For me, this show presents a great opportunity to showcase to the world India's rich environmental heritage and stress on the importance of environment conservation and living in harmony with nature. It was a great experience spending time in the jungle once again, this time with Bear, who is blessed with indefatigable energy, and quest to experience nature at its purest."
Grylls also talked about the episode: "It is such a privilege to be taking Prime Minister Modi on an adventure into the Indian wilderness and I feel truly honoured to get to spend time with this remarkable world leader,” he said. “The wild reminds us that we need each other and that together we are stronger. I am so excited to spend time with the PM and to get to know the man who leads this great nation."
'Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls and PM Modi' will air on Discovery Channel at 10pm (UAE) on Saturday, August 17