Vani Sri | Vanishree
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[on why she didn't want her only daughter, Anupama, to become an actress, who instead became a doctor] The span of a heroine here is only 3 years. Soundarya
was the last actress who worked for a longer time. Why should I put my daughter to so much torture, sending her to acting school, etc., and asking her to make movies the aim of her life.
She retired from films as a heroine in the late 1970s, because she objected to heroines being asked to dress more provocatively and act and dance like vamps. She then married her family physician and has two children with him, who also became doctors. In 1989, she returned to films and television serials, playing supporting roles as mothers, aunts, and mother-in-laws.