Medha Shankr recently reminisced about her journey with the film “12th Fail,” which propelled her into the limelight. The actor shared behind-the-scenes (BTS) pictures on her Instagram profile to commemorate the day she underwent her first screen test for the film two years ago. In the images, she is seen dressed in a red suit, with the final picture featuring her alongside Vikrant Massey. Medha expressed her gratitude in the caption, recalling the significance of the day and the emotional intensity of the scenes she portrayed.
Reflecting on the surge in her social media following post-“12th Fail,” Medha discussed the transformation of her Instagram account from 16 thousand to 1.8 million followers in an interview with Hindustan Times. She acknowledged the growing importance of social media in shaping an actor’s public image and career opportunities, emphasizing its potential for brand collaborations and additional income streams.
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Meanwhile, Vikrant Massey, who portrayed the lead role in “12th Fail,” achieved recognition by winning the Best Actor (Critics) award at the 69th Filmfare Awards 2024. He dedicated his award to IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma, whose real-life journey inspired the film. In response, Manoj Kumar Sharma expressed his appreciation and camaraderie, underscoring the heartfelt connection in a social media post.
“12th Fail” is a film based on the inspiring life story of Manoj Kumar Sharma, an IPS officer who overcame numerous challenges to achieve success. The cast includes Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, and Sanjay Bishnoi. Notably, the film has garnered a strong following among celebrities such as Kamal Haasan, Hrithik Roshan, Vijay Deverakonda, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, and Vicky Kaushal. This widespread acclaim underscores the impact of “12th Fail” and its resonance with audiences across the industry.