"I saw her for the first time in Chennai. She was shooting at the AVM studio for a Malayalam film with Kamal Hassan. She had a unique expression on her face. Much later I saw her in Sadma. Her performance in the film was brilliant. I think it's her best to date.
It is remarkable how well she has groomed herself. In the early stages she used to be somewhat clumsy even though her talent was never in doubt. But she was always a quick learner with an amazing grasping power. She picks up things in no time, be it make up technique, dress sense or voice modulation. She's a truly self made woman. She is my uncrowned queen.
Sri is one actress who looks good in any outfit, western or Indian. I remember she was very unsure of herself in the early stages. In spite of that to have achieved what she has is indeed remarkable. I feel she should come back to films. Legions of her fans will be thrilled if she did.
-- Feature, Rekha on the '90s Girls, Rekha spoke to editor Rauf Ahmed (ex-editor of Filmfare).
page 95, Zee Premier, Jan 2000