"Jag gillar att provocera och gå emot de här strukturerna som mest håller kvar folk i en roll som man inte nödvändigtvis känner sig bekväm i."
Indian queens tell us what drives them to perform in a country where donning drag is a distinctly political statement.
RuPaul may have said that drag "will never be mainstream" but that was before one of Britain's major theatres hosted a daytime drag event.
In 2005, cabaret performer Iestyn Edwards auditioned for what he thought would be a good gig singing for officers in London. Instead, he ended up taking his drag ballerina act to Camp Bastion.