My parents were against me pursuing dance. So, I quit it for a while and joined school unions. I would often end up picking fights, as I didn’t know how else to release pent-up energy. I started staying away from my parents from Class IX because of their lack of support. However, I would still practise dance away from their eyes. After a lot of arguments, they finally allowed me to audition for ‘Dance India Dance’ in Delhi. They wanted me to either join the army or study law and were shocked that I wanted to become a ‘nachaniya’. Things are better now and I have started visiting my parents. I love it there; I prefer it to the city life.