The good folks at @dtu_times took an interview which I am posting here for anyone who fancies giving it a read. ❤️ #indianyoutuber #urbanm .
INTERVIEW | Poshak Dua
DTU Times interviewed Poshak Dua, who performed at Yuvaan 2018.
DT: How did you get into magic and at what point of life did you decide that you wanted a career in magic?
PD: There's a quote that I'd like to put forward, which goes like- I didn't choose magic, magic chose me. So, I think that appropriately describes it. I can't even remember exactly when I started doing magic. It was probably when I was very young. I probably might have seen a magician on TV or in fairs and got fascinated. So, that's how I got hooked to it. Also, I was mostly skeptical, so I never believed in magic. I was pretty sure that it's not real but I wanted to know how it works. So, when I figured out small tricks, I started performing it myself. And, that's when I found out the performer in myself.
DT: Considering it to be an offbeat career, how hard is it to choose a career in magic or how hard is it to explain it to others?
PD: I don't explain it to others. It's pretty hard. When I started doing magic, I used to tell my parents that I'm going to become a magician. At first, they thought it was a childish fantasy of mine and then they realised I was pretty obsessed with it. I used to carry a deck of cards everywhere I went. So, that's when they asked me to stop doing it and that's when you've to fight for your passion. So, I think if you're passionate enough in your life, it's not that hard.
DT: How hard, you think, it is to prove to yourself that a career in magic is just as good as any other career?
PD: It's not hard as long as in your heart, you believe that what you're doing makes you happy. At the end of the day, what our parents want for us is that we have a comfortable living, right? I think even if you earn a little less money but you're doing what you love to do, it's a way more happier life. Also, you'll meet a lot of people that you never thought you'd meet like I've met some amazing film-makers and oscar nominated directors because I followed my passion. So, you never know what you're going to come