‘My mom is my biggest critic’

Television actress Ragini Khanna, popularly known as Suhana of Sasural Genda Phool, reveals that her mother is her biggest critic when it comes to acting. “My mother is my biggest critic. She is always unsatisfied with my performance. She criticises and I try to improve myself everytime,” said Ragini.

Ragini is the niece of Bollywood actor Govinda. She started her career on small screen with Radha Ki Betiyaan Kuch Kar Dikhaengi and later went on to do Bhaskar Bharti, which told the story of a man who turns into a woman as a result of being cursed by one of his love interests. She is currently doing Sasural Genda Phool, which airs on Star Plus.

The actress says she is happy with the way her career is shaping up. “I feel blessed that in a short span I have got an opportunity to do different roles. I have always tried to ensure that I succeed as a performer.” So does she take advice from uncle Govinda for her career? “No, I don't take any advice. You get to learn many things yourself when you are working with so many people in the industry,” she said.

Ragini reveals that whenever she gets free time, she likes to spend it with her family. “I get very less free time due to hectic shooting schedules. But whenever I am free, I like to spend that time with my family. It also helps me beat the stress.” Ragini has also signed a film.

“Yes. I have signed a film which will release in January next year. But I am not allowed to talk about it,” she said.


Delving into unique cases 

Weird Or What? is a new series on Discovery Science, hosted by William Shatner of ‘Star Trek’ fame. Each episode contains four separate stories of the bizarre and unexplained. Each story ends with the host asking, “Is it weird or what?”

Shatner examines cases of paranormal phenomena, medical miracles and bizarre natural disasters. The programme airs on October 19 at 8.30 pm. 

Seeking revenge 

Dramatic: Double JeopardyWatch Double Jeopardy on HBO on October 19 at 9 pm. The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood and Annabeth Gish. An innocent woman is falsely charged and convicted for murdering her husband who staged his own death to escape his debt.

When she gets out of jail after six years and gets paroled into a halfway house, she begins to plot her revenge, exploiting the law of double jeopardy, which states a person cannot be convicted for the same crime twice. 

What ‘lies’ beneath

When you scratch your chin, wring your hands, wrinkle your nose or swallow too much, Dr Cal Lightman knows you’re lying.

Uncover the deepest secrets behind a face with Star World, as it presents an unusual thought-provoking crime drama — Lie to Me — a dramatic series, which is about a former police officer who is a “human lie detector” and an expert in reading facial and body language that gives away deception.

More accurate than any polygraph, Dr Cal knows whether those in front of him — be it family, friends, criminals or complete strangers — are honest or not.

Dr Lightman heads The Lightman Group, a private agency contracted by the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations and private individuals when they hit roadblocks in their searches for the truth.

Joining him is Dr Gillian Foster, who is a gifted psychologist and Lightman’s professional partner, a woman whose guidance he needs.

The series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies.

Lie to Me airs every Monday to Thursday at 10 pm. 

Rich environment 

Animal Planet presents Equator on October 19 at 10 pm. The Indo-Pacific Ocean comprises thousands of islands, atolls and the largest concentration of coral reefs in the world.

This rich and varied environment is a product of a unique set of natural circumstances. The equatorial sun powers ocean currents among the tiny dots of land.

Where the archipelago meets the Western tip of New Guinea, an intersection of ocean currents creates perhaps the world’s richest reefs — in the region of Rajah Ampat Islands.

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