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Kruti?s magic woos children in China

india Updated: Aug 08, 2006 11:38 IST

India’s first test tube baby is creating magic, literally. Kruti Parekh, also India’s top woman magician, created an illusionary world for children and adults alike in China with a magic show where elephants vanished into thin air, people were beheaded, and paper recycled after being eaten.

With intonations like ‘Sim Silabi Fu Fu Fu,’ Parekh, one of the world’s youngest and rare woman magicians, entertained children in Tanjin, in north east China when she performed at the 2006 International Children’s Culture and Art Festival.

I really had a good time with children in Tianjin where they enjoyed my magic shows,” Kruti said on her maiden visit to China. In the process, Kruti said she also fulfilled one of her ambitions — to perform in China. Apart from Tianjin, she also performed in Shanghai, China’s eastern metropolis where the Indian community arranged a show.

“I was yearning to perform in China and Canada, the two countries where I have not got an opportunity to display my talents. Now I have fulfilled my dream of performing in China,” a visibly thrilled Kruti said. “I was the only foreign artist who was allowed to have two one-hour shows in Tianjin, which was appreciated by the audience, mostly children,” the Mumbai-based magician said.

Kruti, who has just completed her engineering, successfully read the mind of three Indian diplomats, including Indian ambassador to China, Nalin Surie at a magic show held at the Indian Embassy.