The unwritten rule for artistes at the Natyanjali is that they must avoid playing recorded music; rather get musicians along.
But dancers are forced to choose the easier option - bring CDs along. This may be an anjali but musicians have to be transported and renumeration paid.
Rukmini Vijayakumar from Bangalore got upset when the hosts asked her to end her recital in the given time.
She performed to recorded music for her recital and had one more item planned.