"In the last 70 days, I have been stared at oddly in public and some people have even asked me why I am doing this to my face," she said.
"I used to find the attention odd before. But, I see it as a chance to keep the dialogue going on with people around me," says Jaya.
At the end of her 100 days, she plans to conduct a Bharatnatyam recital covered in grease as well. "We use makeup to look fairer in a performance. Maybe we can change that with my performance," she explained.