As promotional work for her upcoming movie, ‘Begum Jaan’ is moving ahead steadily, she can be paralleled along with Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut in putting forward her opinion without fear. Indirectly supporting Kangana for her comments the Kahaani star cleared it out that working with the Khans was never on her priority list. Apart from same frequency of thought process, both have made it to the top of the industry in their own ways by creating their own individual space in Bollywood, the two actors have much more in common as both are strong advocates of feminism and are careful to take up roles that have more screen duration than the masculine counterpart. Apart from these Bollywood similarities both of them hail from families that has like any other citizen of the country just heard the word, Bollywood.
Cherishing the journey she had through the rough turns of the industry, Vidya says like Kangana she has invited the hate of many from the industry. Kangana made her way into the bad books of many in the industry by her comment of Karan Johar’s Show for tagging him the flag bearer of nepotism. Vidya says, "Thankfully, I never landed into any trouble, [at least] publicly, but have been reminded of it in my interactions with them later," she tells media, adding that she isn't fazed by the behaviour. "Missing out [on working with me] is absolutely their loss. These things don't stop good roles from coming your way," reports mid-day.
Though not accepted by the industry in the beginning of the journey, the actress had a tough time creating her space and now that she established her reign she feels a sense of belonging.
"I've had to work towards it, but I've earned my space here. As a newbie, I knew nobody. I don't make friends easily. I am social, but my close friends are those I met in school and college. I have almost no industry friend."
For Vidya, the banner and cast associated with a film are secondary. "I will work in any film if the script is good, not because a superstar is associated with it. Banners and superstars [associated with the film] are peripheral benefits." Backing Kangana's claim that actresses are often sidelined in films featuring the Khans, Vidya says such ventures are "designed to ride on them."