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NDTV Good Times to launch travel magic show

MUMBAI: Lifestyle channel NDTV Good Times is launching a unique travel magic series titled ‘You Got Magic with Neel Madhav’.

The show will explore India through a magician’s eye. It will be anchored by illusionist and entertainer Neel Madhav, who will take the audience on a road trip across India showcasing local adventures, culture, lifestyle, cuisines and people mixed with a splash of magic.

The show will launch on 26 September, airing at 8:30 pm on Friday.

A weekly half-an-hour show centred on the theme of magic, food and discovery, it will showcase Madhav being accompanied by his friend Akash Arora who is a food and adventure enthusiast. Together, they will sample unexplored palettes that each city has to offer ranging from street food, fine dining and local cuisines.

The 13-episode series will take viewers on a road trip featuring exotic destinations including trails across Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, apart from cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bhopal, Bombay and Goa. The show will also feature popular indie bands Advaita and Rajasthan Roots; musician Sameer Rahat, RJ Malishka, RJ Raunak and RJ Swati; designers Neeta and Nishka Lulla; author Amish Tripathi and more as special guests.

NDTV Good Times channel head Arati Singh said, “NDTV Good Times is always bringing new and trend-setting content for its viewers where we explore what the Indian audiences get excited about. Keeping the thought ‘Live Young Live Indian’ in mind ‘You Got Magic with Neel Madhav’ is a magical journey across India where they meet different people, eat different kinds of food, be a part of different cultures and explore the magic of our beautiful county.”

Moreover, Madhav will perform his magic with sand, photographs, books, balloons, phones, dresses, musical instruments and other interesting things he finds on his journey. He will stupefy the audience with his visual close-up magic and his skills in ‘mentalism’ where he reads people’s minds.

Madhav added, “I am delighted to be doing this unique show on NDTV Good Times, a show that combines travel, adventure, food and magic. I am living my dream of performing street magic and as an entertainer, getting to showcase magical experiences woven together with my close-up magic and illusion via this show.”

The channel has got on board Ask Me as the presenting sponsor and Red FM as the radio partner for the show.