Reportedly, when Matt learnt that Vidya was in town for an event, he immediately sent a brunch invitation to her. They went to Bondi's renowned Iceberg Bistro where they relished their meals with chats about cinema and food. Vidya, who is a food lover and loves to cook was also gifted a recipe book by the awards winning food journalist, Matt Preston.
Matt praised Vidya by saying that she is one of the finest actress. He promised her to give her some important tips about cooking delicious food. Vidya was very excited by the offer. Vidya was in Australia for the 2011 Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond, where her films were being showcased.