Both soundarya and Vijayasanthi came in to limelight in a very short span. They worked with Star heroes. It is a fact that no one got such reputation and awards like them in that tenure. Their movies got good name and fame to the industry as well. Some heroes gave them good success by accepting them in to their movies. But there were many clashes between these two as they say.
People say that there was a cold war between them for topping the list and chances opposite to top leading stars at that time. soundarya got good name at the same Vijaya Santhi got good name as actress. Vijaya Santhi got chances in rebel characters as well. Because of these, vijaya santhi was able to get closer to the mass audience.
Soundarya did not get such chances which were disappointing to her. There were instances where such characters were given only to Vijayasanthi even after soundarya became Star Heroine.
Soundarya got many Super Hit films in her account but then she had shown her distress to the directors of that time asking for those mass characters. Though we cannot judge why she was unable to get those characters, now this has become a hot topic for the critics.