Sai Pallavi's initial foray into the world of cinema was marked by her uncredited role as kangana Ranaut's friend in the 2008 indian Tamil-language action thriller film, 'Dhaam Dhoom.' The film, directed by the late Jeeva, featured an ensemble cast including jayam Ravi, kangana ranaut, lakshmi Rai, and Jayaram. Notably this film marked kangana Ranaut's debut in the tamil film industry. In 'Dhaam Dhoom,' sai pallavi portrayed Shenba's (Kangana's) friend. One memorable scene in the film involves her, along with Shenba and another friend, going to watch a controversial movie in their village. Despite the limited screen time, her presence left a lasting impression.
While her role in 'Dhaam Dhoom' may have been brief, it was a significant stepping stone in Sai Pallavi's career. Her initial exposure to the world of cinema planted the seeds of ambition and determination in her heart. It was a hint of the talent that would soon captivate audiences and critics alike.