Artists Association (MAA) has arranged a condolence meeting
on 18th April 2004 at 6 pm to mourn the death of actress Soundarya.
All the celebrities of Telugu film industry came to this meeting
to share their grief.
ANR said that it is a very sad incident and he admires Soundarya.
Veteran actress Jamuna said that Soundarya is like a Teluginti
addapilla. Jamuna said that Soundarya belongs to the league
of actresses of golden era.
Superstar Krishna said that the actress Soundarya made her
debut in Telugu with him in Raithu Bharatam. He said that
he predicted that Soundarya would attain superstardom one
day. Later on she acted with Krishna in 'Number One' film.
She also made her debut in Hindi in Padmalaya's Suryavansh.
She is one heroine who attained the status of super heroine
without exposing in films.
Kota expressed her sorrow over the premature death of great
Hero Venkatesh said that it was a wonderful time he worked
with Soundarya in the past. He said that it is very unfortunate
to lose such a wonderful actress at such a young age. He remembered
that all the films in their combination became blockbusters.
He remembered that Soundarya called him 10 days back and said
that they should make film with matured love story. And she
spoke to him for a long time. On that day itself she sent
an SMS to Venkatesh that 'it was nice speaking to you'. Venkatesh
opined that she knew the call from God even before.
Hero Raja Sekhar said that Soundarya is a good actress. He
worked with Soundarya for five films. He felt that its an
Tanikella Bharani said that she started an art film titled
'Kamali' in the direction of KNT Sastry in which Tanikella
would be played a major role. She had to stall the production
as she got involved in politics. When Tanikella Bharani did
not find any vegetarian food one day at a shooting, Soundarya
sent him some veg food through his brother Amarnadh.
Brahmanandam said that though Soundarya expired, she is still
alive in the hearts of millions of movie lovers.
Achi Reddy said that Soundarya is a actress of good manners
and great heart. She acted in films like Rajendrudu - Gajendrudu,
Mayalodu and Number One in which Achyut Reddy is involved.
When they wanted to cast Soundarya opposite Ali in 'Yamleela'
film, Soundarya's father said that Soundarya would not do
that character. Later on, Soundarya came to know about it
and said that she is willing act in Yamaleela. But Manisha
banner has taken decision not to cast Soundarya as she is
getting in to top actors bracket. Soundarya made sure that
she acted in a special song with Ali in a film titled 'Subhalagnam'
later. He said that she is not a woman who after fame and
Director Muthyala Subbaiah said that Soundarya is a very respectable
lady. She is suitable any kind of character in films, he observed.
Uday Kiran said that Soundarya is a beautiful girl. He remembered
that he worked for Chitram for Ramoji Film City while Soundarya
worked for 9 Nelalu film. He said that he has lots of respect
and admiration for Soundarya. He always wanted to work with
Soundarya. When his dream is coming true with Nartanasaala
in which he is supposed to play Abhimanyu and Soundarya is
supposed to play Droupati.
Jaya Sri Devi
Nara Jayasri Devi said that Soundarya acted in her film with
Chiranjeevi 'Sri Manjunatha'. Later on she also acted in a
Kannada film produced by Nara Jayasri Devi titled 'Sri Renukamba'.
She said that 'Sri Renukamba' celebrated 100 days on 6th of
March on which Soundarya was awarded with '100 days shield'.
Vijaya Nirmala said that it is a shocking news for her. Its
is very unfortunate about the death of Soundarya who has tremendous
future in Tollywood. She said that Soundarya acted in 'Puttinti
Gouravam' directed by Vijaya Nirmala. She said that she was
amazed by the abundant talent possessed by Soundarya. She
described Soundarya as 'Sahaja Nati'. She said that Soundarya
is the most co-operative artists and she is a delight to the
producer and director.
Raasi expressed her deep sorrow over this ghastly incident.
She is a very good friend of Soundarya. Soundarya is a great
artist and Soundarya's death is a personal loss for Raasi.
Laya said that she is a great fan of Soundarya and always
wanted to act with Soundarya. She said that she has taken
Soundarya as role model in terms of behavior, character and
personality in addition to the histrionics.
Character artist Siva Parvathy said that she acted in 15 films
with Soundarya so far. She said that it is an unfortunate
Ahuti Prasad remembered that he acted with Soundarya 10 days
back for 'Shiva Shankar' film. Ahuti Prasad remembered the
last scene she acted for Shiva Shankar film. That scene is
about Soundarya in which she is believed to be dead and she
makes re-entrance. It is co-incidental that she has met with
death just 10 days after acting a similar scene.
Rallapally said that his daughter dies a few years back. And
the death of Soundarya is like his own daughter. Rallapally
said that Soundarya is very fond of Hindi song 'Kabhi Kabhi'
and he always used to sing that song when Soundarya was around.
He said that he acted in films like 'Assale Pellaina Vaadini'
and 'Osi Naa Maradala'.
Sivaji Raja said that Soundarya is a great actress of good
behavior and she is like his sister.
Jeevitha said that everybody has to die sometime. Soundarya
is like a family member. Jeevitha said that she hates God
for taking Soundarya away from us.
Veteran actor Jagga Rao said that he acted as grandfather
of Soundarya in Krishna Vamsi's Anthapuram. He compared Soundarya
to old heroines like Savitri and Kannamba.
LB Sriram said Soundarya acted in films - Prema Pandiri, jagadeka
veerudu, Osi Naa Maradala and Arundhati - for which LB Sriram
write dialogues. He opined that Soundarya is one actress who
lived up to her name.
Rama Prabhas, Mada, Venkat and Manik also spoke during this