"I was a really insecure person" recalls Sai Pallavi of her worries about her acne, voice, and appearance | Business Upturn

“I was a really insecure person” recalls Sai Pallavi of her worries about her acne, voice, and appearance

Sai Pallavi claims that she was a “very insecure person” prior to appearing in Alphonse Putran’s Premam. The actor claimed she was self-conscious about her voice and looks.


Premam, a 2015 Malayalam movie directed by Alphonse Puthren and starring Nivin Pauly and Sai Pallavi, gained a cult following. In a recent interview, Sai credited the director and his film for helping her feel good about the way she looked. Before she recorded with Alphonse for Premam, Sai said that she was “a very insecure person.”

Sai, one of the most in-demand actors in the south Indian cinema business, spoke candidly about her experience working with Alphonse Puthren in the movies Kali, Paava Kadhaigal, Shyam Singha Roy, and Gargi. The performer admitted that prior to working on Alphonse’s Premam, she was nervous about her voice, her acne, and how she looked.

She then described how the filmmaker helped her. She continued by saying that the compliments she received for her makeup-free appearance at Premam gave her confidence in her beauty.


In an interview with Film Companion, Sai said, “I was a very insecure person. I had a lot of doubts about everything like any teenager. My voice, the way I look, my acne, all of that. But I know that when a director picks you for a film, he has so much of hope and confidence in you that ‘this girl is something’, and when the audience cheers for you…I saw them clap, and I was like ‘it is just me on screen, they are clapping for me’. It was a very surreal moment. So, I realised that people love you beyond your skin, how you are as a person in the sense of the physical aspect… that helped me become much more confident as a person… I feel confident right now because of Alphonse.”

In the same interview, Sai claimed that she rarely wears makeup and that none of the directors she has worked with have ever requested that she do so. Sai’s natural appearance is frequently lauded by her followers. Since she appeared in the Malayalam movie Premam, her acne has actually been the centre of attention. She reportedly turned down a lucrative deal to endorse a face cream in 2019 despite being offered.

In the Tamil film Gargi last year, Sai Pallavi played a teacher. Gargi was released in theatres on July 15, 2022.According to several speculations, Sai, Allu Arjun, and Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna may all have significant roles in the sequel to the Telugu movie Pushpa: The Rule