PM Narendra Modi during August 25 edition of Mann Ki Baat answered the most frequently asked question about the show Man vs Wild where he conversed with Bear Grylls. The show, in which PM Modi participated, was aired on Discovery channel on August 12. The show had become the most trending televised event with 3.6 billion Twitter impressions. In the show, PM Modi spoke in Hindi while Bear Grylls responded in English.
"There is another interesting thing, some people ask me one thing albeit with some hesitation -Modi ji, you were speaking in Hindi and Bear Grylls does not know Hindi, so how did you carry on such a fast conversation between the two of you? Was this episode edited later? How many times did the shooting happen for this episode and how it happened? They ask with great curiosity," PM Narendra Modi said.
"Now, there is no secret in this. Many people have this question in their minds, so I will unravel this secret. Well, in a way it is no secret at all! The reality is that technology was used extensively in my conversation with Bear Grylls. Whenever I spoke immediately there was a simultaneous translation into English or simultaneous interpretation and Bear Grylls had a small cordless instrument in his ear, so I used to speak in Hindi but he heard it in English and because of that the communication became very easy and this is an amazing aspect about technology," spoke the Prime Minister, answering the frequently asked question.
Bear Grylls announced on Twitter that the show had 3.6 billion impressions becoming the most trending televised event in the world. Thus, Man Vs Wild featuring PM Narendra Modi had beaten Super Bowl 53 which had 3.4 billion social impressions. The Man Vs Wild episode with the Prime Minister had become one of the most talked-about topics on social media. In his tweet, Bear Grylls went on to thank the audience on achieving the feat.