And I refuse to be ashamed of my past.
Yes, of course, I’ve faced a lot of flak, insults and disparaging comments. And my parents weren’t at all happy. Absolutely not! Which parent would be? Yes, it did hurt more so when people were exceptionally mean, but being in that industry was my choice. I wasn’t forced or coerced into it. It was something that just happened. But it was also something that people frowned on. My parents too were shocked and really hurt by my choice.
Unfortunately, I lost my mum and then my father a few years ago. Bollywood happened after they died … Perhaps if they had seen me in this space today, they would have been happier and proud of me.
MAKING A TRANSITION IN INDIA
But if I hadn’t started out in that business (adult film) and faced things, perhaps I wouldn’t be