When she had to choose her career, she decided to do fashion technology from PSG Tech in Coimbatore. But her parents worried that it would lead her to movies, also because at that time she was getting a few offers from Telugu directors. Coincidentally, that was when one of her cousins was going to Georgia to study medicine.
“My mom was determined to convince me to do the same and she knew exactly how to convince me. I loved science and I’ve always been the kind of person who wants to make people feel better, feel happier. Even when I wasn’t a doctor, I would go to these service camps to help the needy. My mom told me three things – she said that my cousin would become fairer, would speak excellent English and would get a nice, well educated man to settle down with. So, I pictured my life here and my life there, and I didn’t need any more convincing. I was all in for studying in Georgia.”
But a lot changed in Georgia. Sai Pallavi missed home, missed her family and most importantly missed her mother. She became an introvert.