"I got a lot of compliments - maybe I was destined to receive them. But there were far more beautiful actors Vyjayanthimala, Madhubala, Meena Pradhan." "In my learning years, dance was not isolated from music; they had to go hand in hand. " "I was on stage as a Bharatanatyam dancer at a surprisingly young age. Films came much later.
" " I had this quality of being nimble on my toes and that was hugely appreciated and I was nick-named twinkle toes.
" "There was this Tamil film "Vanzikottai Valiban" where Padmini ("Jis Desh Mey Ganga Behti Hai") and me had a dance competition where one of us had to emerge the winner. It was a jugalbandi. We moved forward together in pure dance, either of us not willing to give in to the other. We forgot that we were acting in a movie and went on totally involved with our dance.
" "Dance is and will always be my yoga, my meditation, my spiritual path.