Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film, “12th Fail,” has captivated audiences on both the big screen and OTT platforms, narrating the inspiring journey of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, portrayed by Vikrant Massey. Released in October 2023, the film, based on real-life events, has garnered widespread acclaim and even secured an independent nomination for the Oscars 2024.
A standout figure in the movie is Dr. Vikas Divyakirti, who portrays a significant role as a teacher. Dr. Divyakirti, a renowned UPSC coach and founder of Drishti IAS since 1999, brings authenticity to the film as he has been a mentor to IPS Manoj Sharma, the real-life inspiration behind the character.
Who is Dr. Vikas Divyakirti?
Dr. Vikas Divyakirti is celebrated for guiding countless UPSC Civil Services Exam aspirants, including Manoj Sharma and his wife, IRS Shraddha Joshi. Known for his selfless dedication to his students, Dr. Divyakirti not only aids them in their studies but also provides crucial mental support to help them achieve their dreams.
How is he related to IPS Manoj Sharma?
In real life, Dr. Vikas Divyakirti played a pivotal role in the preparations of Manoj Sharma and Shraddha Joshi for the UPSC Civil Service Exam. Following the film’s success, he visited the couple’s home, strengthening the 22-year-old bond they share.
Dr. Divyakirti took to social media to share pictures of their reunion, expressing the joy of meeting them after a long time and highlighting the deepened bond of their relationship.
अरसे बाद मनोज और श्रद्धा के साथ घर पर चौपाल जमी! 22 साल से चला आ रहा रिश्ता थोड़ा और गहरा हुआ
Shraddha Joshi, an IRS officer, and IPS officer Manoj Sharma were both students of Dr. Divyakirti, meeting for the first time at his coaching center in Delhi.
Manoj Sharma reciprocated the sentiments, acknowledging Vikas Divyakirti’s significant role in his life.
In a nostalgic reflection, Sharma expressed gratitude for the inspiration and guidance he received from his mentor, emphasizing that Divyakirti continues to inspire him as he did during uncertain times in the past.
This heartwarming student-teacher relationship serves as a testament to the enduring impact of mentorship and support during challenging times, offering inspiration to others on the transformative power of such connections.