Good-looking: Rajeev Khandelwal Sporting a new hairdo

Rajeev will be sporting short hair after a long time. Earlier Rajeev had long hair, which got him amazing feedback, so he was a bit hesitant to cut it short.

Commenting on his new look, Rajeev says, “Yes, I have cut my hair short for this film. I am playing the character of a young DJ. After trying multiple looks, the director felt that short hair would best suit my character. For the past two years, I have had long hair so I was a bit hesitant to cut my hair but after much thought, I felt this was the right look for me.”

Rajeev’s short haircut seems to have impressed quite a few of the industrywallahs. Every one is noticing and complimenting him for his new look. The film is directed by Neerav Ghosh and shooting will commence in mid-November 2010. The team is yet to finalise the female lead opposite Rajeev Khandelwal.

Beating masters at their game

Glutton For Punishment — Coconut Husking Competition airs on November 9 at 8.30 pm on TLC. Bob Blumer has travelled the world, taking on each location’s most well-known and most extreme culinary challenges. Glutton For Punishment sees culinary bon vivant Bob continuing to break rank in a bid to beat masters at their own game with just five short days of training.

Bob is strong but does he have the strength to rip the husk off a bundle of coconuts in seconds with his bare hands? He better have the strength if he wants to compete in the 13th Annual Coconut Festival. In this episode, Bob trains by learning the proper technique of removing the husk from his Polynesian teacher, a master in everything connected to coconut.

A weird world...

In Weird Or What?, Discovery Science investigates all that is mysterious and weird in the world  and asks — is it really inexplicable? Or can we find a logical, scientific explanation? Each story will contain a remarkable and real personal story where we meet actual people who experience the bizarre, mysterious and unexplainable. The programme airs on November 9 at 8.30 pm.

Planning an escape

HBO presents The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3, starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro and Luis Guzman, on November 9 at 9 pm.

New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber’s ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime — the hijacking of a subway train.

Ryder is the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour.

As tension mounts beneath his feet, Walter employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Walter can’t solve — even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape?

Learning lessons from disasters

Caused by man or by nature, the world’s worst disasters are not easily forgotten. The destruction caused by Loma Prieta, California’s 1989 earthquake, or the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, are still fresh in everyone’s memory today. But out of the devastation, uplifting stories of heroism, self-sacrifice and improbable survival have emerged.

With spectacular CGI, authentic reconstructions and a distinctive style, this gripping series brings to life the dramatic stories of those involved in some of the greatest catastrophes of our time. Revealing the truth behind seven iconic disasters, each episode of Surviving Disaster considers whether the disaster could have been prevented, and looks at the lessons to be learned in order to avoid future large-scale catastrophes. Surviving Disaster airs on November 9 at 10 pm on Discovery Channel.

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