Although Mahesh Babu played the Businessman role on screen, the real Businessman is Puri Jagannadh, who got the major chunk of profits from the film. Puri is not asking for a fixed remuneration for any film. He has been playing the business partner role in every film that he makes. Businessman’s success has put him back on the list of top directors and Puri is minting money with the regained stardom.
Puri thought of making a film with Pawan Kalyan immediately after Businessman. There was a buzz that he gave up on prior commitments to make movies with Raviteja and NTR Jr. But Puri is too good a businessman to take such a hasty decision. He rescheduled his plans so that he could accommodate Pawan’s film in between those Raviteja and NTR films.
As per the plan, Raviteja’s Devudu Chesina Manushulu will be wrapped up in 45 days and Pawan Kalyan’s Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu will be done in 75 days and Puri will start shooting NTR’s movie from September 18 and it will be released for Pongal. Wow, making films at this pace with superstars is not even possible in dreams for other directors. Way to go Puri!