Mumbai: OTT platform Netflix has dropped a new trailer for Ranveer vs Wild with Bear Grylls. This shows the actor facing some tough choices. Should he rappel down a craggy cliff or traverse a mountain line across a nail-biting drop to descend from high ground? What should he do when he meets bears — play dead or dance for them?
Except that Ranveer Singh is not the one making the decisions in India’s first interactive reality special; the viewers are. Produced by Banijay Asia and The Natural Studios, the special will air on 8 July 2022.
At an event today to launch the trailer with fans and media, the indefatigable powerhouse reminded his fans that his fate is literally in their hands, button dabao aur Ranveer ko bachao! Zip-lining from the sky in true blue Ranveer style, the superstar made his way to the main stage to unveil the trailer and deliver a very special message. “Dil Darega Nahi, Karega”, said Ranveer as he urged his fans to embrace their fears and pursue their ultimate passion.
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Trading the comforts and fashion of cosmopolitan Mumbai to plunge headlong into the unforgiving forests of Serbia, Ranveer is risking his life all for one thing — a rare flower for the love of his life. From rappelling rocky terrains to facing ravenous wolves, he keeps on forging ahead with adventurer Bear Grylls.
Long a fan of the man he calls ‘king of the wild’, the actor is over the moon to team up with Bear for this adventure of a lifetime.
Actor Ranveer Singh said, “This is a fresh offering in the adventure reality genre. Embarking on this great, big challenge was a thrill for me and we feel that the audience will also experience the same adrenaline rush! It’s packed with action, humour, emotion, suspense - just about all the ingredients of a wholesome watch! And the best part is that the audience gets to engage in a truly interactive format, which in many ways is the USP of the show. I am excited to be working with Netflix to bring to you a project that we believe is both novel and thoroughly entertaining!”
Out in the jungle, Singh does his own stunts for the first time ever, while picking up new survival skills from Grylls the intrepid explorer, who at one point helpfully informs the actor that he’s smeared wolf scat on his forehead.
British adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman Bear Grylls said, “I am excited to be working with Ranveer. He is a supremely talented actor and a fireball of energy. The best part about him is his insatiable thirst for growth and adventure. Together with Netflix, Ranveer and I are thrilled to bring the ultimate adventure to audiences across the world.”
“At Netflix, we are constantly pushing our boundaries of storytelling to create truly immersive experiences for our members. Ranveer vs Wild with Bear Grylls puts interactivity at the heart of telling this story with viewers in the driver’s seat and participating in his thrilling adventure from start to finish” said Netflix India VP content Monika Shergill.
By placing Ranveer in an environment that is totally out of his comfort zone, viewers will get to see and connect with another side of the city boy. After all, love ke liye kuch bhi karega!
On the association with Netflix India, Banijay Asia founder and CEO Deepak Dhar commented, “We have always been committed to creating diverse and varied content. Ranveer Vs Wild with Bear Grylls has given us the opportunity to bring to Indian audiences something that has never been done before. We are delighted to take forward our association with Netflix India and hope to bring more varied content to the country.”