Ask Sai Pallavi about dancing and she fills the room with infectious energy. Though dancing happened out of sheer interest, she always knew she would pursue it as dance made her very happy.
“We all needed a hobby when we were kids – some liked to play games, some learned to sing, and I liked to dance. In fact, the first competition I participated in, I failed miserably. That just led me to be believe that I wasn’t good enough.”
Pallavi was all of six when this happened and her mother couldn’t stand to see her daughter upset.
'My mother would play all the Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai numbers, so I started picking up their steps and imitated their moves. So, when I was in my 4th standard I won a dance competition at school, which felt great. It shot up my morale and I went on to participate in various inter-school dance competitions.'