12th Fail True Story: Who is 'real-life' IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma?

12th Fail is a true story based on Anurag Pathak’s best-selling book of the same name that depicts the life of 'real-life' IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi

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Film-maker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and the makers of 3 Idiots on Tuesday dropped the official trailer of the much-awaited movie 12th Fail. Directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 12th Fail is the story of aspiring students who fight mental and financial struggles to crack India's one of toughest exams UPSC. Talking about the 12th Fail starcast, the upcoming movie features a Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey playing the characters of Manoj Kumar Sharma, Palak Lalwani, Sanjay Bishnoi, Sukumar Tudu, and more in the leading roles. 12th Fail will hit the theaters worldwide on October 27, 2023. The 12th Fail trailer shows Vikrant portraying the character of an aspiring UPSC student who does not have much financial assistance and is also not good at his studies. Now, the question arises whether 12th Fail is a true story or 12th Fail is a real story or not. To know the answer continue reading-

Is 12th Fail a true story?

The answer is yes. 12th Fail is a true story based on Anurag Pathak’s best-selling book of the same name that depicts the life of 'real-life' IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi. Vikrant is playing the character of IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma whose incredible story has inspired the Indian bureaucracy or students who are weak in studies but still dream to become an IAS or IPS officer. When the teaser was first released, the Lakers had stated that the 12th fail is a tribute to all those who view failures as an opportunity to #RESTART. Talking about the 12th Fail True Story, the question arises who is IPS Officer Manoj Kumar Sharma that 3 Idiots' fame film-maker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is making a film on him? Below is everything you need to know-

Who is 'real-life' IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma?

IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma hails from Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. Manoj belonged to a poor family and he passed Class 9th & 10th with 3rd division. Manoj failed in Class 12 in all the subjects except Hindi. However, an incident in Manoj's life turned changed everything and yes it was a love story. As per reports, Manoj Kumar Sharma fell in love in Class 12th class. But since he failed Class 12th, Manoj was not able to propose to that girl.

However, after thinking many times, Manoj proposed to the girl and surprisingly the girl accepted his proposal. While proposing to the girl he said "If you say yes, then I will turn the world around," which meant that he would do anything to make his girlfriend happy. Interestingly, Manoj married his girlfriend Shraddha Joshi later in his life. During the preparation for UPSC, Shraddha supported Manoj a lot. Shraddha is also an IRS officer at the moment. Notably, Manoj Kumar Sharma passed the UPSC exam on his fourth attempt. After cracking the UPSC in his fourth attempt, Manoj joined the Maharashtra cadre as an IPS in 2005 and is currently serving as the Additional Commissioner of the West Region in Mumbai as per a report published in May 2023 (His posting & whereabouts may have changed).

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