Mixed reviews of Dhobi Ghat haven't upset director Kiran Rao and she believes those who liked the film are her target audience as she had always maintained that the film was not for everyone.
"I have heard different things. I have enjoyed some of the reviews very much. Some reviews were of people who didn't like the film that much. I am happy that some people liked it and they are the kind of people for whom we made this film," Kiran told reporters at a photo exhibition on Mumbai at PVR Juhu Friday.
"This is an unusual film and not for everyone's taste, which was expected. I am glad that that the audience I made the film for are liking it," she added.
Kiran's directorial debut is set in Mumbai. She tries to portray the city in its true colours through four people who come from very different backgrounds. When their worlds intersect, this leaves them forever altered.
Monica Dogra (Shai) plays an Indian-American banker who is in the city for a photographic expedition, Prateik Babbar (Munna) is a washerboy and Kriti Malhotra essays Yasmin, while Aamir Khan, who is also producing the film, plays a seclusive modern art painter.
Prateik has garnered rave reviews for his performance from all corners and Kiran is also all praise for him.
"Prateik is already a big name in Bollywood, according to me. He has just arrived and has already proven himself with this film. He is a very versatile and very nuanced actor. I certainly hope he is going to get a lot more roles in future," said Kiran.
There was an appreciable footfall for Dhobi Ghat in the opening shows in PVR, says a source.