The director failed to register hits with both and Mehbooba made him lose more money on a film than he ever did as a producer.
So, his Ismart Shankar became a make or break film for him. The movie became a blockbuster and he is into profits already.
He and Charmee, as partners saw their first success in production. Puri would have had to sell a property to recuperate from the losses had Ismart Shankar failed.
But the movie profits have given him hope to move on with big plans and Charmee is already looking at a big line-up. Puri Jagannath now wants to relax with his family and then look for a new hero with a new script.