Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial 12th Fail is receiving immense appreciation from critics globally. Read what the filmmaker has to say about the struggles faced on the sets of the film.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra recalls shoot days from the set of 12th Fail.
The entire ensemble of '12th Fail,' including lead actors Vikrant Massey and Medha Shankar, graced the success party of their film alongside director Vidhu Vinod Chopra last evening. Also present were IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and his wife, IRS officer Shraddha Joshi, the real-life inspirations behind the movie. The film, highlighting Vikrant Massey's outstanding performance, has earned praise from notable figures like Kamal Haasan, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Masaba Gupta, Kangana Ranaut, and Kareena Kapoor.
While the entire star cast is overjoyed knowing the film’s success, Vidhu recently outlined the struggles faced on the sets.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra shared his frustration over disruptive activities at Film City, where the loud music from ongoing events was interfering with the filming of '12th Fail.' In response, he and his crew confronted the neighboring set, instructing them to cease the noise. The filmmaker reminisced about a heated argument with another producer, sparked by the disturbance caused by the noise from their set affecting his shoot.
The eminent filmmaker furthermore said that he urged the students of Whistling Woods (film school) to communicate with Film City, advocating for the space to be dedicated to film shoots rather than events that make use of high-octane sound.
“Imagine, 40-50 people from our set walked to the other set. I said, ‘Jo bhi ye plug hai, nikalo isko.‘ The producer, whose identity you might learn later, told me, ‘Arey tum gunda gardi kar rahe ho’ and I shot back, ‘Main sar toduga tera!’ This is Film City, we make cinema here, ye tum log kya ghatiya kar rahe ho? I would request you guys to please draft a letter, I would sign it. Please stop this nonsense,” he said.
Adapted from Anurag Pathak's book, 12th Fail portrays the life of Manoj Kumar Sharma, who triumphed over severe poverty to achieve the rank of an IPS officer. The film underscores the crucial role played by his wife, IRS officer Shraddha Joshi, in contributing to his success. This movie can be viewed anytime on Disney Plus Hotstar.