I liked the way the ad was placed. It didn't show that the girl was dark. It was only about transforming her to someone who uses a cream. In that ad, she was not rejected because she was dark. It only showed her transformation from a tomboy to someone who uses creams and feels better about it.
When you first did the Parker ad, were you planning to get into films?
No. Even though everybody said so, I said never. In fact, when I first got my first Hindi film offer -- Tujhe Meri Kasam -- I said no. They continued contacting me for two months. Only after I saw the Telugu version did I agree to do the film. But I was sure that I would not act in another film.
What had you wanted to become then?
I was state level athlete -- a sprinter, and a national level football player.
After I started acting, I fell in love with the process of shooting films. Today, I love it as a career option. This is what I want to do at least for the next two-three years.