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“Our arts are instruments of spiritual progress; they are like a prayer, hence divine. They are sans entertainment so unlike the Western art forms. We learn to perform for what I would say ‘atma tripti’ (soul satiation); public performance is like a by-product. I can today cross my hands on my heart and say, that I never allowed my cinema life and action to dent my dance in any manner.”