Ever since the teaser of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Into The Wild’ episode came out, social media has been flooded with all types of tweets. People were looking forward to his appearance as he is the third Indian to appear on the show after Prime Minister Narender Modi and superstar Rajinikanth. The shoot took place in January 2020 at Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. The show that features Akshay Kumar and Bear Grylls was aired on 12 Discovery Network channels and fans have been talking about it on social media pages.
The show created history because it is the second-highest-rated show in the infotainment genre that aired on Discovery Channel. It got around 24 lakh impressions!! Not only that, about 1.1 crore people watched the premiere on Discovery Network channels. About 2.6 crore people watched the show in the first week across Discovery Network channels including original +. Also, according to a source, it’s said that “Discovery Network had 90% slot share in infotainment genre during the time of the premiere. Discovery channel accounted for 79% channel share during the premiere time.”
The show received massive fan engagement as fans started tweeting and sharing their views about the show on various social media platforms. It got so much famous that #KhiladiOnDiscovery reached out to 1.31 billion individuals and delivered 2.9 billion impressions. That’s a huge popularity for a show.
Talking about Akshay’s episode, there was a scene where the Khiladi asked Bear Grylls that if he could drink tea that is made out of elephant poop. On drinking it he even claimed that he liked it as he exclaimed, “That’s really nice.”
A lot of Bollywood celebrities including wife Twinkle Khanna, Suneil Shetty, and Katrina Kaif appreciated his appearance on the show.