Kiran Rao is extremely pleased with the success of NOKJ. She feels that the film's success has bought back the fact that good scripts are always venerated over big stars. Kiran also feels that Vidya and Rani's portrayal has shown that films can work without male superstars if the subject is interesting enough.
Commenting about the film, Kiran says, "The success of NO ONE KILLED JESSICA proves that the audiences are opening up to films that are high on content. The notion that stardom rules bollywood is witnessing a gradual change. My film DHOBI GHAT traces the same line. I feel great when the audiences go to watch "what" is in the film rather than "who" is in the film."
Kiran Rao's debut film DHOBI GHAT is getting praised for its promos. The film traces the story of Kiran's experiences of coming face-to-face with the city of Mumbai and the various facets of its character.