Dedicating the honor to her family, an emotionally overwhelmed she said, “I’m thrilled. I’m overjoyed. I’m overwhelmed. I’m honored. I’m humbled…! I’m running out of words to express my feelings and gratitude. To be receiving this honor from the government of my country is a matter of great pride for me and I dedicate this award to my family who make me, ” she went to add. Paa’, ‘Ishqiya’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahaani’ are the important films of Vidya.
Bollywood Actor Paresh Rawal, who has also been honored with Padma Shri, said he was happy that his hard work of so many years is being acknowledged. “It is also the hard work of so many people that has made me the actor I am today. Any award given to me by my country makes me happy,” he said.