Sai Pallavi created ripples in the industry with her debut film Premam. She was appreciated for her simplicity as the coy teacher but more so for her no-make up look in the film. Her curly hair, her natural skin and the absolutely make-up free Sai Pallavi struck a chord with the audiuence immediately. While everyone wondered why Sai Pallavi chose to shoot without any make up, she has a funny story to tell.
After meeting Alphonse Puthiran and discussing doing the film, she headed back to Georgia to finish a semester because the shooting was scheduled for her next vacation. She had 6 months before the shooting began.
Sai Pallavi says, “Alphonse isn’t somebody who keeps in touch very often. He messaged me once in 2 months or so. I was happy eating chocolates, sweets and all that I shouldn’t have in order to prevent more pimples. Towards the end of that semester in college, he sent me the script. Just to confirm, I sent back a picture of me so that he knew how I looked. I even asked him whether I should get treated for my skin or cut my hair or start using make up but he had the role sketched in his mind and did not pay any heed to my anxiety.”