Want to see girls appearing out of thin air? Get here. Want to see corrupt politicians disappear into the same thin air? Pray.
Jadugar Anand is back again in Secunderabad after a gap of three years, performing two shows daily from 23rd April to 18th May, at the Hari Hara Kala Bhavan. The first show starts at 4pm and the second one at 7pm everyday.
The enthralling magic to be dished out by Anand for the young and the old will include - a girl being placed on the edge of a sword, birds appearing from the magician's fingertips, pigeons flying out of empty baskets, a dog being swallowed by a basket, and girls emerge out of thin air. You may also be awe-struck as the Jadugar cuts a boy in half using a high speed electric saw blade. These are some of the tricks that will be performed daily.
Anand's show in Hyderabad kickstarts on 18th April, with his son Jadugar Akash demonstrating a fire escape called Chris Angel's Challenging Escape, at the NTR Stadium
. Akash will be chained with 20 locks and thrown into a huge burning haystack. He will come out of the flames after releasing himself from the chains, unscathed. This stunt will be followed by blind-folded bike rides in the city, covering 21 kilometres - from Hari Hara Kala Bhavan through Sangeet Theatre, Mettuguda, Tarnaka, OU campus, RTC X Roads, Koti, Nampally, Tank Bund, Ranigunj and Paradise, and back to Hari Hara Kala Bhavan. The stunt is being performed in order to highlight safe driving and create traffic awareness.
Jadugar Anand is the President of the All-India Magic Federation, which has nearly 60,000 members from among professional and amateur magicians and magic lovers. He has over 28,000 shows to his credit, all over the world. A professional for 36 years, Anand has travelled far and wide.
Anand hails from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. He learnt hypnotism from spiritual guru Rajneesh (Osho), who also hails from the same place. He learnt magic at the age of 7, apparently inspired by street magicians, who used to get him laddoos from nowhere.
Anand is credited with some new magic tricks, including making the Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal disappear, making an elephant appear out of thin air, and bringing characters of movies alive from the screen and sending them back. During the month-long show, you will get to see some stunning tricks from the colorful mayalok of the Jadugar.
The entry to the shows is by tickets of Rs. 100, Rs. 150, Rs. 200, Rs. 250 & Rs. 300 per head, available at the venue. Please contact the venue at 2780-7740 for further details.