"After the first few films, I was on my own. I built my own career brick by brick. And now here I am."
She finds it a little hard to believe that she initially had reservations about pulling off the role of Savitri in Mahanati.
"Of course I knew about Savitri ma'am. Who in southern film industry doesn't know about her? She is a legend. And of course, it was very flattering for me to be offered the role."