Chennai: Actress Sripriya, who featured in Rudhraiya-directed critically acclaimed 1978 Tamil film "Aval Appadithan", says the sudden demise of the filmmaker is very "unfortunate".
Rudhraiya, 67, passed away here Tuesday following an illness.
"It's unfortunate to lose this unique filmmaker Rudhraiya who created 'Aval Appadithan' ahead of its time, which was not only a great film of my career but also one-of-its-kind in the history of Indian cinema," Sripriya said in a statement.
Sripriya, who is currently out of the country, has passed on her condolences to Rudhraiya's family.
In "Aval Appadithan", which featured Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth in the lead, Sripriya played a very strong role.
The film touched upon themes such as women's liberation, sex and chauvinistic male attitude.