However, Bhavana honestly admits that she regrets having said 'No' to roles in some films that went on to become super hits. "Chocolate (Malayalam) and M. Kumaran, Son of Mahalakshmi (Tamil) are two such movies. I also regret having done films such as Hridayathil Sookshikkan (Malayalam) and Rameswaram (Tamil). About some roles, I never regret. For instance, I was invited to act in the Tamil remake of Chinthamani Kola Case. But I didn"t accept the offer as I was sure that the character would not get wide acceptance in Tamil," she was quoted as saying.
About her notorious skin show in a song of the recent Twenty:20, the actress said: "Some people criticized my dressing in the song 'O Priya' in Twenty:20. But the song situation demanded such costumes. It was shot in a foreign locale. How could I wear the dress of a girl next door there? Many of my well-wishers, including women, appreciated the costumes in the film. I am happy about the way I am portrayed in the film."
Asked about her favourite role in recent films, she names her role in Prithviraj starrer Lollypop. "Though Lollypop failed at the box office, my character in the film is dear to me. Actors like me are unable to select roles in tune with the interest of the audience. I can do justice only to characters that come to me. I am not ready to stick to only Malayalam. If I get the opportunity to portray a good character, no matter what the language, I will do it. In Kollywood, Malayalee actors are treated like god and I am comfortable there. Nobody forced me into glamorous roles. I opted for a makeover when the character demanded it."