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Sai Pallavi on Shyam Singha Roy: Pulling off a Rosie was only possible because of a fantastic team

The actress scored her second consecutive hit this year with the reincarnation drama Shyam Singha Roy

Srivathsan Nadadhur
Dec 28, 2021
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Sai Pallavi in the success meet

For all those who cast a doubt on Sai Pallavi's abilities to come up with a performance as impressive as Fidaa in Telugu cinema again, the actress managed to prove her odds wrong in 2021 with two memorable roles in Love Story (as Monica) and Shyam Singha Roy (as Maithreyi a.k.a Rosie). Shyam Singha Roy, that also starred Nani, Krithi Shetty and Madonna Sebastian in key roles, released on December 24 and has been running to packed houses ever since. The actress shared her excitement about being part of the film in its success meet held yesterday.

"I, a couple of ADs and Rahul went to watch Shyam Singha Roy in theatres earlier this week. I had watched the film with the fraternity and media on the first day but I thought that they might be applauding to not displease us. Watching the film in theatres yet again showed me that young kids are even mugging up the dialogues and watching it for the third or the fourth time already. They cheered every time Shyam Singha Roy appeared on the screen and were moved by the moments in the climax between my character and Nani's," she said.

Crediting the team, Sai Pallavi stated, "All of this was possible only because of two people - writer Satyadev Janga and director Rahul Sankrityan. One can write a beautiful script on paper but it takes a lot of craft to translate that vision and multiply the impact manifold on the screen. Cinematographer Sanu John Varghese's visuals haunt your mind long after the film is over and is certain to become a reference point for many. I am a big fan of his visual language. I wish we could come out with a video where we show the art director Avinash Kolla's attention to detail, especially with the temple sequences."

"I enjoyed watching Abhinav Gomatam's knack for humour and he brought smiles onto our faces quite naturally. Krithi is such a darling and has that magnetic screen presence to catch your attention as long as she's in the frame. I am sure she has a long way to go in the industry. The producer Venkat Boyanapalli has said that the film's team was like family to him but he's more than family to me and I can never take his love for granted. He stuck to his aim of coming up with a quality film and provided all artistes, a much-needed space to pull this off," she showered praises on her co-actors and the producer.

Opening up about Nani, she mentioned, "One may see Nani as a star but he is so invested in every film like it's his debut and he is always interested in bettering himself, engrossed in the process. He is so grounded and never relaxes even for a moment. I am grateful to the ADs for being a constant source of support. If I am able to pull off a character like Rosie today, it's all because of the team." Netflix has bagged the streaming rights of Shyam Singha Roy across all South Indian languages.   

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