Sai Pallavi hates people calling her 'Mallu girl'; here's why
Sai Pallavi may have gained recognition with the Malayalam film Premam, but she hails from Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore
Sai Pallavi is now a hot property of South film industry. She got noticed 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 to be 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 she 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.