Dangerous stunts

Looks like Ratan Rajput has seriously got into the skin of her onscreen character Lali (Agle Janam...). She insists on doing all the stunts on her own, right from snake charming to bullfighting. But this time it nearly cost her life. There was a bullock cart race being shot where she fell down and injured herself badly. The sequence was such that Lali had to run along with the bullock cart in which Shekhar was riding against his brother Rannvijay. After the brothers begin the race, Lali realises that the wheel of Shekhar’s bullock cart has been tampered with. She immediately rushes for help – puts the reins of the bullock cart around herself and helps Shekhar win the race. But in the process, she sustained grave injuries and lost consciousness. Ratan had to then be rushed to a nearby hospital in Film City where the sequence was being shot. Her mother has voiced deep concern over all this.

A traveller’s nightmare

Jailed Abroad tells true stories that would be any traveller’s worst nightmare — when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad. 18-year-old Lia McCord wanted to go to college but her parents could not afford the fees. The A-grade student’s solution to the problem was simple. Though a little naive, she thinks of becoming a heroin smuggler. But her plans go horribly wrong and she faces death penalty in a squalid prison in Bangladesh. Watch Lia’s life take a drastic turn on National Geographic on November 13 at 9 pm.

On the border line

Yoram Sabo’s documentary film Play Me Allegro follows Julia, a Russian Immigrant, and her five-year-old daughter, who live on the border between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, four kilometres from Gaza city, in Kibbutz Nir-Am. Due to its close proximity to the border, Kibbutz Nir-Am has the highest ratio of rocket hits per square kilometer, and the least amount of time for advance warning — less than 18 seconds from the time the ‘Red Dawn’ siren is sounded. In spite of Israeli missiles and helicopters soaring above their heads, and Palestinian rockets falling in their yard, Julia and her daughter choose not to give up. Watch their moving story on NDTV 24x7’s Documentary 24x7 on November 8 at 1 pm.