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Lakshya's hidden talent

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pulkit Samrat has already wooed audiences as the soft natured Lakshya in Kyunki saas bhi kabhie bahu thi .But there is something about Pulkit which not many people are aware of. He is a trained magician and can well be India's answer to Criss Angel and David Blaine

Reveals the actor,"There are three things which can qualify as the three loves of my life. First, obviously is acting and then its magic which is a close second followed by whoever would be future girlfriend (laughs). In fact, I have been fascinated by it since childhood. In Delhi, during Diwali, I used to go to fairs and spend most of my time in the magic stalls. Though those were mostly kiddy tricks, I picked up a whole lot of things from books. If I got stuck along the way, my mom used to help me out."

So what are the tricks that he is well versed with?

"First of all, I wouldn't like to call them tricks. It's not really about making a rabbit or a pigeon appear from one's sleeve. I do a lot of stuff with cards and can even levitate in the air. It requires a lot of concentration to master all that."

Pulkit has already chalked out some plans for the future.

"It's sad to see that even now in the country, magic is still considered a down market thing. I want to give magic a whole new dimension altogether. I admire Criss Angel and David Blaine and don't consider myself to have achieved even half of what they have done", he states.

Pulkit now plans to do a magic show for Television.

He says, "I want to do a magic reality show. It would showcase magic as an art form. It would be like getting on the roads and doing stuff to fascinate the common public. Supposedly if someone sees me levitating in the air on the road, there will surely be awe in his/her face. It would be a treat to watch something of that sort. The plans are on and hopefully sometime will work out very soon. I might turn producer with this show."

And that's not all. Pulkit has already passed on his passion to others.

"I come from a joint family in Delhi. There are a lot of kids in my family. They have already picked up quite a few things from me. One can say there are a couple of little magicians in my home already," he says.

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