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Yet another show about the glories of our furry,scaly and feathered brethren,Austin Steven Adventures,has gone on air on Animal Planet.

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May 11, 2009 2:47:50 am

Snake charmer
Yet another show about the glories of our furry,scaly and feathered brethren,Austin Steven Adventures,has gone on air on Animal Planet. Herpetologist and wilderness expert Stevens takes viewers on a wild ride as he experiences some strange and ferocious animals which he has just heard of,like surfing hippos in a remote West African archipelago,monastery-loving wolves in central Brazil,spirit sharks in the Solomon Seas and high voltage fish in the heart of the Amazon. Luckily,the show focuses on more than just crocs and vipers. Definitely not another Crocodile Hunter in the making.

Not just a stunt
SAURABH Pandey,who plays the brave Shaurya in Star Plus’ latest offering Shaurya Aur Suhani,likes to take risks and perform his own stunts. When asked why he says,“The reason why I prefer to do my own stunts is that I feel stunts and action are also a part of acting and the manner that I would perform the stunt in would be in sync with the character which might not be the same if someone else does it. In short,I feel that I wouldn’t do justice to the action sequence if I am not doing it myself.” The actor even performed one particularly scary stunt,which involved leaping off a running horse. If not acting chops,he certainly has guts.

Catfight
VJ SARAH Jane Dias recently made an appearance as a special judge on Zing’s Cornetto Anchor Hunt,the show in search of three fresh faces who’ll go on to become the anchors of the channel formerly known as Zee Music. The former Miss India had a ball giving the aspiring anchors tips on how to stand with poise,smile more naturally and flirt with the camera once it starts rolling. With her natural warmth,she put the girls instantly at ease and gave them feedback. The only one who didn’t seem pleased to see Sarah on the panel was Bobby Darling,the sole celebrity contestant on the show. She was heard whining,“Why don’t they get some male judges for a change?” Perhaps Bobby thought her charms might work better with men.

Experience Cannes
EVER since Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai reached the venue for Festival de Cannes on a carriage to promote Devdas,the annual event has been arousing enormous interest among Indian film-buffs. Cashing in on it,NDTV Lumière brings Experience Cannes,a seven-day cinematic treat of contemporary films from the festival. Starting from Friday,these films are being screened at PVR Cinemas daily at 1 pm. Those who prefer to watch films amidst the comforts of home,the channel will air these movies,including The Class,Persepolis,The Edge of Heaven and Mourning Forest from May 13-24.

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