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National Geographic Channel to launch martial arts series with Akshay Kumar

27-April-2004
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National Geographic Channel to launch martial arts series with Akshay Kumar

National Geographic Channel today announced the launch of its thrilling martial arts series seven deadly arts with Akshay Kumar.

The superstar and Martial Arts Practitioners Akshay Said “ it was a noticeable change in my life and also about my subtle practices related to martial arts which has greatly influenced my life in every aspect”. The Seven part series will air every Sunday at 8 pm starting May 9 , 2004

“Martial arts is not about violence. It’s about focus and it took us about 40 days to make it happen, the story which faced a virtual reality, can it be possible”, said Dilshad Jal Master.

A Bollywood superstar known for his breathtaking stunts, most of which he does himself, Akshay moved to Bangkok in his early teens, to learn and master Karate and Muay Thai.

National Geographic channel which evolved after the Mission Everest in 2003 march has been able to garner a net growth of 20 million viewers to 28 million viewers in 2004. Mission Everest placed amongst the top 10 in the world. “Star produces content that is relevant to its viewers and also more practical as an infotainment channel, the Seven Deadly Arts series will have Akshay practicing and perfecting his KATAS with Indian Masters and learning new skills from the masters of Kung Fu and Aikido, amongst others”, said Dilshad.

Starting 9th May, the 1 hour long episode will trace the culture and history that enriches each of the art forms right from the two thousand years unique Chinese legacy of Kung Fu to the distinct history of Karate and the rhythmic, acrobatic fighting style of Capoeirs.

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