He struggled and struggled and struggled and finally arrived. Suddenly, he became BIG. But as long as this director operated on his own and churned out movies on a stipulated budget, he was in the news for all the right reasons.
Then, just like everyone else, he too decided to get ambitious and made a BIG film. Apparently, the director is now telling people close to him that he will never make a BIG film again although he will continue to make movies on a stipulated budget.