For danseuse Shobana, dance is devotion. The actress might relish facing the camera, but the danseuse would want to experience her moments of devotion, or dancing, live. In other words, without the glare of camera.
At a recent Bharatanatyam performance at Malliyoor Mahaganapathi temple, Kottayam, Shobana requested the audience not to shoot the video.
In spite of her instruction, a viewer from the front row of the audience went ahead and started filming the performance.
The danseuse then adopted a unique way to respond to this.
Through 'mudras', Shobana reminded the person not to shoot.
The photos of Shobana's unique mudras were captured by Malayala Manorama photographer Jibin Chembola.
This distraction did not hinder her dance flow and she went ahead to present a mesmerizing performance on stage.
No wonder, she is known to immerse herself in the art of dancing.
On a related note, the actress who is away from the industry, is busy with her dance programmes. She is also doing research and writing a doctoral proposal on dance. The Kalarpana dance school based in Chennai is currently run by her.