During the Vidhu Vinod Chopra film festival, Vidya spoke at the length about her Bollywood journey. Talking about her Bollywood debut Parineeta, Vidya told the media that she had to give over 60 tests for the movie. In fact, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra made her undergo grueling tests for the role of Lalita, till she got it right.
Breaking the stereotyped theory of sexy, chiselled hot bod, Vidya today turned out to be the leading lady of Bollywood. She proved her stupendous acting skills with few big hits of the era like The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, and No One Killed Jessica.