Kiran Rao said, "In the beginning, we used to have a lot of fights. I was conscious of the fact that I wanted to protect my script. Filming Aamir was a cakewalk. Once I learnt to let things be, things were much easier. Aamir was light and free, and I began to enjoy the shades that an actor could give to a character - thanks to his sheer mastery of the art."
Kiran believes that there always lies a risk factor to make non-commercial films. "Today, if you ask me if I would want to make film like 'Dhobi Ghat', I would think again about it," she further stated.