During her time, Waheeda Rehman experimented with unconventional critical roles. Waheeda Rehman dared to work in films like Guide and Teesri Kasam. Waheeda Rehman has recently expressed that she finds a reflection of herself in Vidya Balan.
Waheeda Rehman was asked to comment on current time actresses who is like her. In response, Waheeda Rehman said the name of Vidya Balan.
Waheeda Rehman clarified her statement saying that she did Guide where her role was of a vamp. During her time no leading actress dared to do such a role. She also worked in Mujhe Jeene Do and Teesri Kasam. Vidya Balan is also doing different type of roles. She worked in Kahaani and the same Vidya was seen in a different kind of role in The Dirty Picture.