She has now turned down yet another one crore worth clothing brand endorsement. The actress had to feature in a clothing ad for a shopping mall. However, Sai Pallavi decided to reject this big offer for obvious reasons. The stunner doesn’t believe in any kind of brand endorsement clearly.
Earlier in an interview, the actress was asked why she had rejected a fairness cream brand to which she responded saying, “I don’t endorse beauty products. You need to be confident about who you are and your skin colour.”
The circle that I know is my parents, Pooja (her sister) and friends. I’ve tricked Pooja at times…as far as I know, Pooja eats stuff like cheese burgers and has had a complex that she isn’t as fair as I am. I’ve noticed that many a time, when we’re both standing in front of a mirror, she will look at my face and hers. I told her once that if she wants to become fair, she should eat fruits and vegetables. And she did it! She doesn’t like fruits and vegetables at all but she still did it, because she wanted to become fair. I felt very bad then. What an impact it has created on a girl five years younger than I am!” says Sai Pallavi.
She continued saying, “What am I going to do with the money I get from such an ad? I’ll go home and eat three chapatis or rice. I don’t have any other big needs. I see whether I can contribute to the happiness of people around me or I can say that the standards we have are wrong. This is the Indian colour. We can’t go to foreigners and ask them why they’re white, and if they know that they will get cancer because of it. That’s their skin colour and this is ours.”
“If I had not done Premam, I too would have applied 100 creams on my face to remove acne. I haven’t done my eyebrows yet. I asked Alphonse (director of Premam) if I should do all this – how can I be the heroine when I haven’t cut my hair or done anything at all? What if people walk out? I was literally breaking my mother’s bone because I was holding her hand so tight during the first day first show. I was worried about my voice, which sounds like a boy’s! Even now, when people call and I pick up, they say, ‘Sir, can you give the phone to Madam?’ And so, I even change my voice and speak in a feminine way,” she said.
The actress concluded, “I myself have had these insecurities. So when I have the power to change things at least a little bit, I want to use it the right way.”