In a candid revelation, acclaimed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has shared insights into the making of his latest venture, “12th Fail.” Chopra disclosed that it was the renowned director Rajkumar Hirani who proposed the idea of adapting Manoj Sharma’s book, “Twelfth Fail,” into a compelling cinematic narrative. The film intricately weaves the inspirational life story of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who triumphed over extreme poverty to ultimately achieve the prestigious rank of an IPS officer. Starring Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankr, the movie is set to bring this remarkable journey to the big screen.
In an exclusive interview with Times of India, Vidhu Vinod Chopra not only credited Hirani for the inception of the project but also revealed that it was Hirani who recommended Vikrant Massey’s name for a significant role in the film. Chopra acknowledged Hirani’s foresight and support as pivotal elements in the development of “12th Fail.”
Going beyond the collaborative aspect, Chopra emphasized how Vikrant Massey’s involvement in the project extended beyond acting, serving as a source of inspiration for him to take on the directorial mantle for this particular film. Massey’s dedication and influence evidently left an indelible mark on Chopra, shaping the trajectory of the film.
“12th Fail” is not merely a cinematic adaptation but a resonant portrayal of Manoj Kumar Sharma’s resilience against overwhelming odds. Under the directorial guidance of Vidhu Vinod Chopra and with the stellar performances by Vikrant Massey, the film stands as a testament to the synergistic creativity that propels the Indian film industry forward.