The late Soundarya has filled the void left by Mahanati Savitri with her radiant beauty and immaculate performances making everyone forget Savitri for time being. But unfortunately, Soundarya’s life has come to an end due to a tragic air crash leaving everyone in tears as there was more life before her. Even actors like Balakrishna has readied the script for Nartanasala and wanted to rope in Soundarya to play the role of Draupadi which he feels none other can do. But he shelved the project altogether after the death of Soundarya.
On Soundarya’s death anniversary, Kapuganti Ravindra who worked with Dasari Narayana Rao and directed Dabbu Bhale Jabbu under Geeta Arts has narrated an incident where he mentioned that Mohan Babu could have saved Soundarya.
During Shiva Shankar shoot, after 65% shoot Soundarya went for election campaigning for BJP in a helicopter. Generally, Mohan Babu being very strict with his actors and technicians doesn’t allow any of the cast to leave his films in the middle of the shoot but for some reason or the other Mohan Babu has allowed Soundarya leave the shooting at her request. Had Mohan Babu stopped Soundarya on that day, she would have been alive. After her tragic demise, the story and climax of the film Shiv Shankar were changed. The film’s disaster-affected my career. I was supposed to direct Pawan Kalyan after Toli Prema but for some reason, the project did not take off, Ravindra shared his experiences.