Mohanlal, the actor who mesmerizes the audience with his magical acting skills, turned magician in the real life too. The actor recently performed with the young magician Zenia Bhumgara, in the inaugural function of ‘Magic Planet’ - a magic themed complex at Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum.
Mohanlal performed the item ‘Floating Women’ onstage, in the presence of the eminent personalities including Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and opposition leader V S Achuthanandan. The performance lasted for almost three minutes. The actor feels that Magic is an art form, which can be used as a tool for spreading innovative ideas in society.
Earlier, Mohanlal had planned perform Fire Escape, along with magician Gopinath Muthukad. The actor received criticism from various popular magicians for making his debut as a magician, with such a risky item; and finally dropped the plan. But, the actor who is immensely passionate about the art form, decided to perform a risk-free item for the inaugural function of Magic Planet.
Magic Planet is touted to be the first Magic Mansion of world. It is a project of the Academy of Magical Sciences, founded by the popular magician Gopinath Muthukad. Magic Planet is situated at the KINFRA Film and Video Park at Kazhakoottam. It consists of a museum, a mirror maze, an underground tunnel, a children’s park, live theatres, an R&D center and a platform for the street magicians to perform their talents.