Manoj Kumar Sharma says he didn’t get any money for Vikrant Massey starrer ’12th Fail’: ‘The only benefit I got was…’ | – Times of India

Vikrant Massey starrer ‘12th Fail’ can perhaps be called the biggest hit of 2023 as it managed to earn much more profit than its budget and got immense critical acclaim as well. It set history in a way because the shows had to be increased in theatres after its OTT release and the numbers it made in theatres kept seeing a rise after its streaming. ‘12th Fail’ was based on the life of IPS officer Manoj Sharma but in a recent interview Sharma revealed that despite the film’s success, he did not take any monetary benefit from it.
Sharma said during a conversation with ABP’s Ideas Of India Summit, that he was not paid for the book which inspired ‘12th Fail’. Sharma said, “If you ask me what I got personally, then I didn’t get anything, because I don’t take money from anyone or go in expecting any monetary benefits from people. I am a visapt imaandaar (totally honest) person, I am as I was at the time of selection. My wife is also like that.”
He revealed that they have a ‘no gift system’ at home. He revealed that his wife had decided to not wear jewellery when she was giving exams and she still doesn’t wear it. So, they don’t have that expense. On each other’s birthdays and anniversaries, they do not gift each other but they write love letters to each other.
But here’s how Sharma benefitted from the movie. “The only benefit that I have got is that the things that I wanted to tell the people of our country have come out through the film and the book, and if you want to take something from it then you can. What makes me happy is that school students are sending me letters and saying that they want to be like me, and to be honest, that is my reward. There was a guy who said that his father used to tell him about his struggles, but he never understood what his father meant. But after watching the movie, he went and hugged his father. This is what I have gained,” he said.
12th Fail was directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sharma thanked him for making it as it’s because of Chopra that people are aware about his story!

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