Vikrant Massey Bags Best Actor Award for ’12th Fail,’ Dedicates Trophy to “Asli Hero” Manoj Kumar Sharma

Vikrant Massey’s portrayal of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma in the biographical film “12th Fail” has earned him critical acclaim, culminating in a Best Actor Award in the Critics Category at the prestigious 69th Filmfare Awards.

Massey not only delivered a powerful performance but also displayed his heartfelt admiration for Sharma, dedicating the award to him with the caption “Asli Hero (real hero)” on social media. The film, helmed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, depicts Sharma’s inspiring journey from overcoming poverty to achieving his dream of becoming an IPS officer.

Vikrant Massey story on Manoj Kumar - Odisha Bhaskar

Sharma himself reciprocated the love, sharing a picture with Massey and the trophy on social media with the caption, “Jab ek Manoj dusre Manoj ko apni Filmfare trophy dikhane lata hai, tab uss par aur bhi pyaar ata hai” (When one Manoj brings his Filmfare trophy to another Manoj, it is all the more lovable).

Massey expressed his gratitude to Chopra, Zee Studio Official, and Filmfare for making his childhood dream a reality. His achievement resonated with the Hindi film industry, with renowned actors and actresses showering him with congratulatory messages.

The Love Hostel co-star, Bobby Deol, extended his congratulations, while Konkona Sen Sharma expressed pride, writing, “So so proud of you my Shutuuuu! Congratulations.” Other industry peers, including Sunil Grover, Mukti Mohan, Sunny Kaushal, and Arjun Bijlani, lauded Massey’s well-deserved win.

The social media buzz continued with heartwarming comments from Jackie Shroff, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonakshi Sinha, Boman Irani, Raashii Khanna, and Gulshan Devaiah, emphasizing Massey’s phenomenal performance in “12th Fail.”

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