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How was shooting for Fair and Lovely with Srikkanth?

By then, I had done some work, and was not raw. Srikkanth is a wonderful person. I didn't know what to say as a commentator, so I asked him to help me, and he did. Then he told me that he had seen Boys.

Didn't you have any idealistic problem working in an ad that glorified fair skin?

I think it is a stupid concept if I had to look fair to be a commentator. I am not fair, I am wheatish. I don't understand the concept of looking fair.

Then why did you accept such an ad?

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.

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