We have seen Priyamani playing a simple, homely girl in her early films, but then, she has also landed roles that are sexually provocative to say the least. So what really is Priyamani up to? To know this, we would need to look at the beginning of her career. in Priyamani’s active acting career in Tollywood began with Jagapathi Babu's 'Pellinakothalo' and soon she acquired the on-screen image of a homely girl. She did simple, low-key role in "Toss”. But to grab more opportunities in the tinsel town Priyamani started thinking seriously about the way her acting career should progress. Then we saw Priyamani shedding her homely image and swap those suits and saris for skimpy dresses and low-necks.
What is the point of shuttling between these two different images? Priyamani acknowledges that she underplayed in 'Yamadonga' due to her scope with character. She doesn't rule out the possibility of doing "bold roles. "I had never made any conscious effort to do only conservative roles. I think one must play different roles," Priyamani has been quoted as saying.