The actor is thrilled about her role in the dark drama which is releasing on Friday.
“When it comes to cinema, time and again women are seen and heard in a certain manner. Also, they are not necessarily shown to be their own self and are instead driven by people around her,” said Vidya.
“However, in Ishqiya, the portrayal of women is entirely different. That’s because Krishna (her character) is a woman who is ‘direct dil se’,” added Vidya.
What do you mean by ‘direct dil se’? “Well, she is someone who will do what she wants. In fact, the most thrilling part for me was that I was playing a bad woman for the first time. This doesn't mean though that she doesn't have good shades at all. She has both sides to her persona and this is why she is an epitome of grey,” she said.
Directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Vishal Bharadwaj, the film is set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh.
Vidya will be seen in it as a widow with an air of mystery around her. She is also a bundle of contradictions as she makes two men — Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi — belonging to different age groups dance to her tune.