Actress rejects Rs 2 Crore advertisement deal to promote fairness cream

Sai Pallavi is one of the few artists who chose to be responsible with their celebrity status. The actress recently during an interview revealed why she chose to reject the fairness cream ad deal, and said this is our complexion because we are India.

Sai Pallavi is one of the most sought-after actresses in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil industry. Currently basking in the success with her recently released film Athiran she is gearing up for the release of NGK starring Suriya and Rakul Preet.

During an interview for the film’s promotion, Sai spoke to Behindwoods and said, “What am I going to do with the money I get from such an ad? I’ll go home and eat three chapatis or rice. I do not have any other big needs. I see whether I can contribute to the happiness of people around me or I can say that the standards we have are wrong. This is the Indian colour. We can’t go to foreigners and ask them why they’re white, and if they know that they will get cancer because of it. That’s their skin colour and this is ours,”

She also revealed how her younger sister compared their complexion and Pallavi’s advice to her was to go natural, “My close circle comprises my parents, sister Pooja and my friends. Pooja used to hog cheeseburgers and has always had a complex that she wasn’t as fair as I am. Many a time, when we both stood in front of the mirror, she would compare her complexion to mine.”

“Once, I had told her that if she wants to become fair, she should eat fruits and vegetables. And she did it! She doesn’t like eating fruits and vegetables, but she still did it because she wanted to become fair. I felt so bad. What an impact it has created on a girl five years younger than I am!” she added.

Post NGK, Sai will be seen in the Telugu film Virata Parvam, in which she will be paired opposite Baahubali star Rana Daggubati.

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