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Tele buzz

While the sun fades away into the night

 A barbed wire fence separates the performers from the spectators. Originally part of the nautanki, a popular folk theatre genre of north India, the dance of the female performer today has become a replay of Bombay films and music videos that span rural and metropolitan landscape. It is a performance charged with sexual energy. The girls dance, make eye contact, beckon, gesticulate and even abuse a highly responsive all male audience. What meanings related to contemporary construction and practice of gender, sexuality, labour and popular culture can we read in the dance of the female performer? Watch part one  of documentary film Naach on NDTV 24X7’S Documentary 24x7 on October 4 at 1 pm.

Always up for experimenting

The latest story of Black, directed and produced by Sunil Agnihotri, is about UFOs and extra terrestrials. The story begins when one such UFO is sighted in the jungles of Malda. The natives of Malda are scared because the forest ranger Kiran Malhotra, played by Shikha Swaroop has told the tribals that these are people from a different planet. In fact, after her successful stint in Charakanta, actress Shikha Swaroop is returning to acting  after a long hiatus. She is excited about her character as a forest Ranger in Black. “I love to experiment.  My next serial is a love story called Noorie, which is a daily soap.” Noorie will be on air on 9X by the end of October.

In a jockey’s world

Jockeys is the first ever reality series to document the behind-the-scenes life of jockeys and their magnificent horses. An inside look at the cutthroat competition and wild private lives of professional jockeys, Jockey will follow them from a gruelling practise schedule to pre-race jitters to the finish line and every moment in between. Hold onto the reins, as we enter this fast-paced, high-stakes world of horse racing where men and women risk their lives on a daily basis for a sport they love. Catch the show on October 6 at 10 pm on Animal Planet.

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