There can be no denying that the adorable Sai Pallavi is one of the most in demand young stars in the Southern film industry today. She began her career in 2015 with the hit ‘Premam’ and proved her abilities as a performer. A romantic-drama, it received praise from moviegoers as well as critics and saw her star opposite Malayalam star Nivin Pauly. Talking about its success, she had said that ‘Premam’ helped her grow as an individual and gain self-confidence.
“On the release day, I called up Nivin and Alphonse and wept because I was convinced my role as ‘Malar Teacher’ would be panned. I was proven wrong. Alphonse wanted me to appear natural on screen, because he said it would give people confidence. Ironically, it gave me confidence. I don’t hide anymore,” she had told a leading daily.
Post that, Sai Pallavi tasted success once again with the 2016 release ‘Kali’. A Sameer Thahir directorial, it was a drama and saw her share screen space with yet another Mollywood heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan. Earlier this year, she entered the Telugu film industry with ‘Fidaa’ and added a new chapter to her career. A romantic-drama, it was directed by Shekhar Kammula and became a runaway hit at the box office. In it, she played the role of a girl from Telangana and became the latest heartthrob of T-town.
Talking about Fidaa’s success, she had said that she felt overwhelmed by the love she received for her portrayal of the adorable Bhanumathi.
“It feels so overwhelming. I was really surprised by this kind of response, especially for my dialogues in the Telangana accent. I’m on cloud nine. Having learnt the Telangana accent, whenever I think of Telugu now, I can only relate with this accent,” she had told a news agency.
Now, there is some awesome news for her fans. In an exciting development, she has been chosen to play the female lead in Suriya’s next film which is going to be directed by Selvaraghavan. Just like Selva’s previous films, this one too is expected to feature a strong female protagonist. As such, it could serve as a perfect platform for Sai Pallavi to showcase her abilities as a performer to the fullest.
Interestingly, Sai Pallavi is a big fan of Suriya and had once said that she has never missed any of his films.
“I have been a great fan of Suriya right from my college days. I never missed Suriya’s movies on the first day. I don’t know if I would ever get a chance to work with Suriya. But, I wish to meet him once and say ‘I love you’!” she had added.
Well, we are happy for her and hope that she has a wonderful time shooting with the ‘24’ star. On a related note, Suriya is currently gearing up for the release of ‘Thaana Serndha Koottam’ . It is a crime-thriller and will see him share screen space with Keerthy Suresh. The Vignesh Shivn directorial, also features RJ Balaji and Ramya Krishnan in the lead. It is loosely based on ‘Special 26’.
As far as Sai Pallavi is concerned, she will soon be making her Kollywood debut with the hard-hitting ‘Karu’. The AL Vijay directorial is a horror-thriller and will see her essay the role of a young mother. Sometime ago, the director had said that Sai Pallavi has done a terrific job in the film.
“Right from the beginning, I was very confident that Sai would be able to pull it off. I watched Premam as well as Kali. I loved her performance in both. She was very impressive in the latter. She has done a wonderful job in Karu/Kanam,” he had added.
Besides ‘Karu’, she also has ‘Maari 2’ in her kitty. In it, she will be seen opposite Dhanush.
So, do you feel Sai Pallavi-Suriya will make a good pair? Comments, please!