There was a time when a new director gave a hit and he was flooded with offers. No matter how big a hit the film is, of late, directors are not getting offers to move on to the next level.
Unless a director is launched by a big production house, offers are nil to directors who make it big with independent films.
Pelli Choopulu was a big hit and a critically acclaimed film. Still there are no big takers for Tharun Bhasker. After waiting for a long time, talk is that he is once again making a small film.
So is the case with director of Ghaazi. Despite making a different film, which was a hit, director Sankalp Reddy hasn't got any calls from big heroes. Sandeep who has given the sensational hit Arjun Reddy is in the same boat.
Some times, the director's inability to repeat the success of their first film is a reason. Whatever be the consideration, those who are making independent films are having to struggle to prove themselves.
One example is that of Maruthi. Despite giving hits, none of the big heroes have shown any interest in working with him.