‘Panchayat’s’ Jitendra Kumar actually learned magic tricks for ‘Jaadugar’

Jitendra Kumar, best known for playing the lead in the Amazon Prime series, ‘Panchayat’ is also going to be seen as a magician in his upcoming movie, ‘Jaadugar’.

The actor revealed that to play his role in this movie he took training for a month to learn magic tricks and he also did an online magic show so as to pass a magic test.

The movie ‘Jaadugar’ revolves around a man called Meenu who is a magician who has to prove his mettle as a footballer.

Jitendra Kumar shared that during the lockdown as part of the prep for this movie, he learnt magic tricks guided by expert magicians so that he could get his act right.

As reported by TOI, speaking about it, Jitendra said, “I began training for the magic tricks back in November 2020 and it was quite a long and tedious journey which lasted for around a month and half. My trainer strongly advised me that until I did a show, I wouldn’t pass. This was back when the lockdown still prevailed, so we organised a virtual show.”

He further said, “I had meticulously set up the lights and props to ensure people would get tricked and I’ll pass, well it worked! I successfully tricked them with a lot of music as well. Doing the show definitely gave me a confidence boost and helped me hone my skills better.”

He went on to elaborate more on his training to be a magician and said, “Following this, I did two additional training sessions and later I did a show on a stage along with props, and also performed a street show with a close group. I realised when the audience is small – there are no lights and no music to aid you and you have to trick people, which is tougher as people can catch things.” ‘Jaadugar’ has been directed by Samir Saxena and besides Jitendra also stars Arushi Sharma and Javed Jaaferi. The movie is skipping theatrical release and will release directly on OTT on July 15, 2022.



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