The worst nightmare for any hero, director or producer is when the film becomes a flop. Given the competitive times, even one film is changing the fate of these three categories of individuals. But there is another side to it. Though the film may fumble at a local market, it does find demand from outside markets.
The latest example for that is the movie Aagadu. It is getting dubbed as Encounter Shankar in Hindi and would be released. In the past, many movies which didn’t work of different star heroes have worked better for the non-local audience through dubbed format.
Another example to quote is the Telugu movie Maaya. It is now being remade into Hindi as Murder 4 under the prestigious banner of Mahesh Bhatt and family. At the end of the day, if the content is rich, any industry would take it and it is not the success factor which counts.