The first film of top south Indian actress Soundarya was ‘Gandharva’ (released Moive. The first movie she faced camera was in Vijaya Kranthi) was way back in 1992. The last film she had acted was also Kannada ‘Aptha Mithra’ (shades of Malayalam film ‘Mani Chitrathal) opposite superstar Vishnuvardhana, Ramesh Aravind and Prema for ‘Dwarakish Chitra’ directed by P.Vasu. Her latest film released was ‘Swetha Nagu’ opposite Abbas in Telugu and the Kannada version of it shortly due for release. In between 12 years she acted in 90 films in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
Soundarya completed her talkie portion for ‘Aptha Mithra’ and said good bye to the entire team on April 13 and informed the superstar Vishnuvardhana that she intends to act with him again. But that became the last good bye. I can believe this news. I have lost ‘Aptha Mithra’ (good friend) disclosed Vishnuvardhana. She was with the team of ‘Aptha Mitra’ for one month. She was like my daughter. Vishnuvardhana became emotional. Her brother Amar’s death shows that they are brother and sister to the perfect. On not even in one occasion she was seen without her brother Amar. This news is very difficult to digest says Vishnuvardhana.
Dr.Rajkumar – Dr.Rajkumar visited the house of actress Soundarya in the afternoon on Saturday. For a long time I had not met Soundarya. I had seen a program of her in television. We are losing our closets one by one. Why this happens to whom we report on all these Dr.Raj became very emotional. Smt.Parvathamma Rajkumar and power star Puneeth also accompanied Dr.Rajkumar to Soundary’s residence.
Ravichandran– It is wrong for cinema artistes to join politics. Had she not joined politics she would have stayed at home. Such a beautiful actress would not have met this type of end. For Kannada film industry this is a big loss.
Girish Kasaravalli – She was very sensitive. Initially I had doubts whether she would don the role in ‘Dweepa’ but she disproved my thinking. Such an actress is difficult to get in cinema. She was committed.
Actress Jayamala – She was responsible for giving quality films to Kannada. This is a big loss and it is difficult to believe this news of Soundarya’s tragic death.
Actor Sudeep – To bring name for someone else she lost her life. I have jumped from this aircraft for Reliance India Mobile from 10000 feet height. The planes should be thoroughly checked before it is permitted to fly but sadly we people cannot know the flaws of it before take off.
Telugu film stars Mohan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Malayalam actor Mohan Lal, Saikumar, director Rajendrakumar Arya, Sounderraj and Pramila Joshai, Malashri, Sindhu Menon, Sa.Ra.Govindu, Mamatha Rao and innumerable fans gathered at the residence of Soundarya on Saturday evening.
The body was kept from 4.30 to 7.30 for public viewing. But the beauty of Soundarya was missing for fans to have last glimpse.