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Explaining why her dark complexion and full figure worked in her favor: "Looking back, I'm very happy and thankful to the directors to have come up with scripts that were performance-oriented. Nowadays, heroes dominate films. Perhaps, if I looked glamorous, directors would have concentrated on my looks than on my performance."
Director K. Balachander so liked her performance in "Marocharithra" (1979) that he cast her in 22 more films, including "Agni Satchi," "Kalyana Agathigal," and "Achamillai Achamillai."