I wanted to become to a vet. But I discovered I wasn't cut off for this because I cannot give injections to animals and I can't see them in pain. It really affects me. At 13, I decided I wanted to be a dancer and take on where my mother had left off.
Acting was not a conscious decision. I had got a lot of Bollywood offers but was not interested in them. I was very satisfied with dance. I am not one of those people who want to make it rich and famous. If I didn't have much money at all, I'd still be happy. Money is not of great importance in my life.
I got an e-mail from Mr Ghai's office saying they were researching for this role in Kisna. He was searching for a unique dancer. Living in Kerala, I had no clue what they were talking about. Vivek Oberoi had not been signed yet then. The e-mail said they had heard of my mother and her unique style of dance. They knew I was her daughter, so they said the next time I was in Mumbai, I should drop in.
Two weeks later, my mother and I were on our way to Mumbai to meet Subhash Ghai. I had no idea he was considering me for the female lead. I had no portfolio.
Three days later, Mr Ghai asked me 'Aapko acting mein interest hai?' A year later, I am talking to you about Kisna! I didn't even have to audition.