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Actress Vadivukkarasi.  

Are you happy with the way your career has shaped up since Kanniparuvathile?

I was working in Hotel Connemara in the house keeping department. I never expected to become an actor. Getting to act in films itself is a big thing. I'm glad I've been able to get some good roles till now.

As a heroine, you never got to do the best of films…

I can't complain about it as I know I don't possess the pre-requisites for a heroine — glamour and dancing skill. So no grievance that I did not get the best of films when I was young.

How do you differentiate your work on the big and the small screen?

For actors like us, it is the same. One major difference is, if you're working for a film you're relaxed, whereas if it's a serial, you're always racing against time. Besides, one can watch a film any number of times unlike a TV serial. However, there's nothing to match the reach of the small screen.

Have you achieved what you wanted here?

I never wanted to achieve anything. I began to act mainly to take care of my family. To think that I've been around for such a long time gives me pride. I have 350 films (in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam) and 10 serials to my credit.

How are things on the home front?

I look at only the plus points. I am happy that those I love — my mother, younger sister and my daughter — are still with me.

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