Sai Pallavi believes that audiences can feel the emotion only if actors experience it while performing in front of the camera. Talking about her role in Karu, which is billed as an emotional thriller between a mom and her imaginary child. she says “Director Vijay, Veronica (the kid who plays Pallavi’s daughter) and I spent time together. While shooting the montage sequences, we slowly get into the skin of the character At one point, I was deeply attached to the kid that I had even plans to adopt her”, laughs the actress who came out of her hotel room for the interview as Veronica was sleeping and she doesn’t want to disturb the kid.
There is a misconception in the media that Sai Pallavi has ego issues but in reality, things are different. The moment she realized that enough seats weren't in the hall for the media, she decided to stand along with the reporters.
Pallavi says she had no inhibition to play a mom at this stage of her career. “I only see it as a character. Not only Karu, my thinking process is in such a way that I always see what I can do for the role written in the script. I love to be in front of the camera because I can be a different person. But above all, I have to connect with the script and only then, I will give my nod”, she says.
Sai Pallavi is a doctor by profession but for now, she is only concentrating in cinema. “I can’t keep my heart in two places”, says the actress who feels lucky to work directors who are open to healthy discussion. “Major credits for all my characters should be given to my directors but they were also ready for any suggestion to enhance my performance. All the directors whom I worked with are brilliant and I completely surrender myself to them. I come to the sets as a blank sheet, only directors tell me what to do”, says the Fidaa actress.
The actress says she was 'not' keen to giving up her education for cinema and never felt insecure when her Tamil film debut kept on postponing for various reasons. Remember that she was supposed to play the lead role in Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai.
“I did Premam only during my vacation. After Ungalil Yaar Adutha Prabhu Deva show, there were many film offers and I felt excited because I was addicted to the fame and love in the eyes of people. But my parents asked me a valuable question. “What I would do after six years in cinema?”, I had no answer and felt bad, took some time off and decided to pursue my education. I also believe in destiny, things would happen only in a way it meant to be. There is a time for everything”, says the actress who was an athlete and love to actively spend her time in hurdling but after a hamstring injury during D show(dance), she couldn’t continue with the sport.
Sai Pallavi has 100% success rate in Malayalam and Telugu cinema but the actress says she doesn’t take those things in her head. “But I have fear for each and every film. If someone finds fault in my performance, would feel upset and bad. Success actually gave me the responsibility to choose right scripts. I don’t think much about the box office and focus only on my work because God will take care of the rest”, signs off the actress, who is busy shooting Dhanush's Maari 2 and Suriya's upcoming film with director Selvaraghavan.
- Rajasekar S