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.” she told JFW in her 2017 cover interview.
Alphonse then came to meet Sai Pallavi before she was leaving for Georgia. She told him that she didn’t know acting. “I had to play the role of a teacher and my student is in love with me. As soon as my mom heard that, she wasn’t very comfortable with the role. She found it very inappropriate, especially since it was my debut film.” But then Alphonse Puthiran did his magic and convinced her mother by telling her that she would be remembered for her role. “My mom always said that If you have a desire, you must fulfill it in this life otherwise you’ll be born again just for that. She gave me thumbs up on one condition that I was still to continue medicine.”
She had 6 months before the shooting for Premam. She headed back to Georgia with the thought that this was too good to be true. And that is how her venture into the industry started. On a professional front she has two Tollywood movies in her kitty Love Story with Naga Chaitanya and Virataparvam starring Rana Daggubati.