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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal associates with Discovery Channel

MUMBAI: Infotainment channel Discovery Channel has tied up with Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal for the initiative ‘Discovery Real Heroes’.

Beginning 15 March, every night at 10 pm viewers will embark on challenging expeditions with ‘Discovery Real Heroes’. Discovery Channel’s experts – Bear Grylls, Les Stroud, Myke Hawke, Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin – will take viewers to the most inhospitable and treacherous territories to show how to survive the toughest and most forsaken environments. Taking viewers closer to the natural world, wildlife presenters like Nigel Marven and Austin Steven would risk their lives to encounter some of the world’s most interesting and sometimes misunderstood creatures.

Discovery executive VP, GM South Asia and South East Asia Rahul Johri said, “Challenging the harsh wilderness in high-octane, action-based and empowering journeys, ‘Discovery Real Heroes’ are perfect examples of endurance both in reel and real life. 10 PM will be the new hour on television to meet such talented men who will inspire and demonstrate how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive in the remote corners of the world.”

The journey of ‘Discovery Real Heroes’ will begin on Mondays with ‘Man Vs. Wild’. One of the most popular adventurers on Indian television, Bear Grylls will take on some of the harshest terrains of the world. Chasing thunderstorms, escaping fiery volcanoes and scavenging deadly delicacies, he will share some invaluable survival strategies all along the extreme conditions.

Viewers will follow ‘Survivorman’ Les Stroud as he travels to tough wilderness settings and survives with little food, no water, no gear, no safety or even a camera crew. Former Special Forces survival expert Myke Hawke and his television presenter wife Ruth, presenters of ‘Man Woman Wild’ will take on some of the most forbidding and remote locations around the world, and will attempt to stay alive with only one gear – a knife.

In his new series ‘Running Wild’, Grylls will take A-list celebrities like Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller, Tom Arnold, Tamron Hall and Deion Sanders on the adventures of their lives. Promising a battle of survival, military trained Joe Teti and naturalist Cody Lundin will struggle through unforgiving elements of nature in Dual Survival.

The weekends will be filled with thrill and intrigue as Nigel Marven will count down the deadliest snakes in different locations around the world in ‘Ten Deadliest Snakes’.