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“Vidhu Vinod Chopra Advises Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankr Against Mimicking Real-life Characters in ’12th Fail'”

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In a recent conversation with Pinkvilla, actors Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankr, stars of the acclaimed film “12th Fail,” shared insights into their experiences and the upcoming celebration of the movie’s silver jubilee.

"Vidhu Vinod Chopra Advises Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankr Against Mimicking Real-life Characters in '12th Fail'"

Renowned filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s biographical drama, “12th Fail,” has left an indelible mark on the annals of Indian cinema with its sleeper hit status. The film not only narrates a compelling story but also showcases stellar performances by actors Medha Shankr and Vikrant Massey, propelling it to the zenith of their careers.

During an exclusive interview, Massey and Shankr disclosed an intriguing aspect of their journey portraying real-life characters, Manoj Kumar Sharma and Shraddha Joshi, respectively. Despite the temptation to emulate the personas they were portraying, director Vidhu Vinod Chopra advised them against imitation, urging them to bring their own interpretations to the roles.

This revelation sheds light on the director’s creative vision and his emphasis on authenticity in storytelling. By encouraging Massey and Shankr to infuse their performances with originality rather than mimicry, Chopra aimed to enhance the depth and resonance of their characters, contributing to the film’s remarkable success.

As “12th Fail” gears up to commemorate its silver jubilee, the candid insights shared by its talented cast offer a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship that went into crafting this cinematic gem. With its impactful storytelling and standout performances, the film continues to resonate with audiences, solidifying its status as a timeless classic in Indian cinema.