A vigilant online user has identified the real-life couple, Manoj Sharma and Shraddha Joshi, who were depicted in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film “12th Fail,” starring Vikrant Massey. The biographical drama continues to captivate audiences even months after its theatrical release, gaining renewed popularity on OTT platforms.
Adapted from Anurag Pathak’s book, “12th Fail” narrates the inspiring journey of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who transcended extreme poverty to achieve the rank of an officer in the Indian Police Service.
The film underscores the significant role played by his wife, IRS officer Shraddha Joshi, in his remarkable ascent.
In the cinematic portrayal, Vikrant Massey assumes the character of Manoj, with Medha Shankar portraying Shraddha. A user on the X platform (formerly Twitter) shared a screenshot from the film, featuring the actual couple, Manoj and Shraddha, subtly placed in the background. The user commended the meticulous attention to detail, remarking,
“Did anyone notice in the background, the real Manoj and Shraddha in this scene? What a detailing! 🙌🏻🙌🏻”
In response, Vikrant expressed his appreciation that someone had spotted this detail and confirmed that the scene was shot at Delhi Haat, the real-life location of the depicted events.
“Haha!!! So I finally found someone who noticed this. True, it’s them. A small @VVCFilms tribute to them. Another trivia, it happened at the same place, which is Delhi Haat. 🤗”.
“12th Fail” emerged as an unexpected success, grossing Rs 67 crores worldwide. Despite the dominance of action-packed films, the biographical drama received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for Vikrant Massey’s compelling performance.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film’s director and writer, also garnered praise for his work, with many acknowledging a return to form for the seasoned filmmaker. This triumph followed his 2020 romantic drama “Shikara,” centered around the Kashmiri pandit exodus of 1990.