Relating an interesting anecdote, she said she found nervousness on stage very exciting, challenging, and interesting. ‘Once I was performing on stage and it was dark all around. I thought it must be a black out on stage. But later I realized that because of my nervousness I was performing with my back towards the audience.’
On the other hand, cinema is the director’s medium and an actor has to just follow leads given by the director. Speaking at an interaction with the media, she said acting was her life.
Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur had seen her performance in "Khubsurat Bahu" at the Natioal School of Drama where she had done her course, and cast her for "Bandit Queen".
Later she acted in "Khamoshi" for which she had to learn sign language. So she resigned from the NSD Repertory Company ‘overnight’ and went to Mumbai.
Asked about how she joined theatre, she said "I wanted to be like my mother who was a professional theatre artist. My elder sister was an actress but I was very much into books. I always liked observing.”
But then she got to know about NSD from her brother-in-law who asked her to join. “I did but I felt three years were not enough so I went on to learn more.”
She said in reply to a question that NSD had initially started a library for theatre under Repertory Company but it was not a permanent one.
She was therefore happy that Osianama was coming up in Delhi to promote the arts.