Patna Shuklla True Story: All About real-life Bihar's infamous roll number scam

Set in the backdrop of Bihar, Patna Shuklla will be available for streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar from March 29, 2024.

OTT Patna Shuklla Patna Shuklla True Story

After the success of Karmma Calling, Bollywood veteran actress Raveena Tandon is all set to make her comeback with a courtroom drama titled Patna Shuklla. Raveena Tandon will be portraying the character of an advocate named Tanvi Shuklla who is also a housewife. Produced by Arbaaz Khan Productions Pvt Ltd and directed by Vivek Budakoti, Patna Shuklla also features Anushka Kaushik, Satish Kaushik Jatin Goswami, Chandan Roy Sanyal and more in the leading roles. Set in the backdrop of Bihar, Patna Shuklla will be available for streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar from March 29, 2024. Now, the question arises whether Patna Shuklla is a true story or Patna Shuklla is a real story or not. Below is everything you need to know- 


Is Patna Shuklla a true story?


The answer is yes and no at the same time. While the makers have not claimed that Patna Shuklla is a true story, the story has staunch similarities with Bihar's infamous roll number scam. It means the makers might have taken the liberty to fictionalise or dramatise the storyline, but Patna Shuklla True Story is more or less based on Bihar Roll Number Scam. 


Actor & Producer Arbaaz Khan was quoted by a portal saying, "We had great fun shooting, seems like the perfect start. The shoot of ‘Patna Shukla’ the film has started at its designated location. And the story of the film revolves around the city...'Patna Shuklla' is a very interesting story, about a common woman’s, uncommon fight. Her grit. The film is just a perfect fit. I am looking forward to working with the whole powerhouse cast."


What was the Bihar Roll Number Scam?


The Bihar Roll Number Scam came to light in 2016 when the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Arts and Humanities topper Ruby Rai, Science topper Saurabh Shrestha & another Science stream Rahul Kumar were interviewed by television channels. Ruby Rai, a student of Vishun Roy College, Kiratpur Raja Ram village in Vaishali district pronounced Political Science as ‘Prodigal Science’ and described it as a subject related to cooking. On the other hand, Science topper Saurabh was unaware of electrons and protons. This exposed the scam that was going on in Bihar Board Examinations. 


After Ruby Rai's video went viral, a three-member SIT was formed by the Bihar state government to look into the fraud. Manu Maharaj, (then) Patna special SP, was the head of the special investigation team with city SP. 


During the investigation, it was found that forty-two students failed the Bihar Class 12 exams with one roll number but aced it with another. The Police reportedly informed that all these examinees were issued two sets of registration numbers, roll numbers, and results. While the examinees wrote the exam with one set of registration and roll number, the college authorities managed 'scholars' to write their examination against the other set of roll number.


Manu Maharaaj was quoted saying, "The college had issued two registration numbers, two roll numbers, and two results for each of the 42 students. This discovery has given a new dimension to the case."


Vishun Roy College principal Bachha Rai was arrested on 11 June that year. As per reports, Vishun Roy College principal Bachha Rai had attended to get a political party's ticket from the Paroo (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in Muzaffarpur district in November 2015. Bachcha's daughter had topped the state in the matriculation exams in 2010, however, her name was later withheld from the list of toppers. 


Watch on YouTube