Talented actress Sai Pallavi is now a hot property of South film industry. She got in notice after the success of Nivin Pauly-starrer Premam

However, Sai Pallavi is not happy with the Malayali tag and is reportedly deeply upset with the media and people calling her a 'mallu girl' or a 'Malayali heroine'.

The reason for everyone assuming Sai Pallavi as a Malayali was her film Premam, a blockbuster which was also remade in Telugu with the same title. Her character from the film, Malar has become so popular that it probably made everyone think she is a Malayali. 

However, the actress wants to be identified as a Tamil girl, as her native place is Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and doesn't want to be called a 'mallu.' 

Recently, a Telugu entertainment magazine had reported that the actress expressed her displeasure when someone described her as a Malayali during a film promotion.  

As per reports, she requested media to address her as a Tamil girl and not a Malayali. Sai Pallavi made it clear that she was born and brought up in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and that she was a true-blue Tamil girl. 

Lately, there were rumours that the actress was in a relationship with a married Tamil actor. Sai didn't take this news seriously, however, she was upset with being called a Malayali.

Sai Pallavi was last seen in Telugu film Fidaa and is currently acting in Nani's 'MCA'. Her debut Tamil film, 'Karu' (Kanam in Telugu) is yet to be released.