"I am extremely excited and grateful to Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) because we wanted him for a little cameo in 'Ghanchakkar'. For me, he will always be the first superstar I ever met," the 34-year-old said here Monday at the unveiling of the cover of the magazine "Savvy" featuring her.
Vidya recalls her time during the shoot of "Parineeta", her debut film which also featured Sanjay.
"We have worked together in 'Parineeta' and I still remember when we were doing the first scene, I was very nervous that I had to give the shot with Sanjay, who is so tall and well-built and all that.
"But he has got the kindest and the most gentle face. He was so helpful and I will never forget that. For me, the first superstar will always be Sanjay Dutt," she added.
"Ghanchakkar" is a comedy, directed by Rajkumar Gupta. It features Emraan Hashmi opposite Vidya.