Sai Pallavi’s tryst with dance did not end there. She continued to dance for her happiness and pleasure. But when she was a teenager, her mother wanted her to concentrate on academics more than dance and other activities. Her mother would try and stop her from watching all the promos for ‘Ungalilyaar Adutha Prabhudheva’ , a dance show that was all the rage during that time. But as fate would have it, Sai Pallavi did participate.
‘I qualified till the semi finals where I was competing against professional choreographers. During that time, I had no energy or the will to go forward. The competition was very tough, not just in terms of the dancing but the amount of work I had to put in. I dance for happiness, not for winning. As long as I got to dance, wear beautiful costumes and get appreciated, I was more than happy with what I was doing. It didn’t matter much if I won or not.’