The hot and happening model Yami Gautam made a lasting impression in the Southern Woods, through her film 'Gouravam'. Once when she was staying in a hotel, she had a harrowing experience of being haunted by a ghost. Keeping the incident safe in her memory, she recounted it to director Ravi Prabhu, who in turn made this into a movie. He cast actress Poorna in the lead and the film titled 'Avnu' is a great hit in Tollywood.
After this success, the film is being remade in Hindi. But when the makers approached Yami to do to lead role in this movie, she turned them down; apparently she is upset over not being cast in the Telugu movie, which is in fact her story.