Vijayakanth is a former actor and a politician who was in the top of his movie career in the 80s.

Some of his movies did very well and even performed better compared to the movies of Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in that era.

But it was rumoured that several actresses in the industry such as Radhika, Ambiga, Saritha and Radha refused to act with Vijayakanth at first due to his dark skin tone.

However, it is said that the actresses only worked with Vijayakanth later after his movies started performing better than movies of other prominent actors of that time.

Source: Cineulagam