Resh Gohel owns an Indian restaurant in Blackburn (UK) but dreams of becoming a professional magician. He is going to take a step towards making the dream reality by closing his eatery at the end of March and hitting the road.
“I have been doing magic on the side and I want to pursue my career as a magician,” Mr. Gohel said. “The restaurant will be shutting down and I will be handing the keys back to the landlord.”
He admits it is a big risk but he has been encouraged by magicians who would know.
“I have met the likes of David Blaine and Derren Brown and they have said you have to follow your dream,” he said. “They all said they had to work wherever before they got to where they are now.”
It isn’t that the restaurant failed and he had no other option. “My target was to get the restaurant to number one on Trip Advisor and to get my name out there and I have done that. But I have reached the point where I have lost interest in the hospitality industry now.”
He has his first show scheduled for just ten days after the doors close.
We wish him the best of luck. We have been similarly advised by many in the magic business to seek employment in a restaurant so we’re kind of similar in that regard except the opposite.
Read more at The Blackburn Citizen’s website here.