Poonam Singh

‘12th Fail’ has defied expectations with its unexpected box office triumph. Despite an initial lack of buzz, the film has garnered widespread acclaim from both critics and audiences. Now, the film's popularity has skyrocketed and catapulted its cast into the limelight after its OTT release.

Medha Shankr, essaying the role of Shraddha in the film, has particularly gained immense popularity, earning the title of the national crush. The film's success has translated into a surge in the social media following of its cast, with Medha Shankr being a standout recipient of adoration.

In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Medha Shankr revealed her aspirations of working with Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor. The actress, who has garnered attention for her stellar performance, expressed her admiration for the ‘Animal’ actor and manifested a desire to share the screen with him.

However, Medha's journey to stardom wasn't without challenges. Hailing from a middle-class family with a strong emphasis on academics, her decision to pursue acting was met with initial disbelief from her father. Overcoming societal norms, she convinced her father, who initially thought acting was for those struggling academically. 

Despite financial challenges and the difficulties brought on by the pandemic in 2021, Medha's determination prevailed. She acknowledged her dependency on her father's support during those tough times, reflecting on the pivotal role he played in her survival and journey to success.

For unversed, ‘12th Fail,’ a film rooted in a true story, delves into the hardships encountered by millions of students navigating the UPSC entrance exam. However, the narrative transcends the confines of a single examination, serving as an inspirational beacon urging individuals not to succumb to despair in the aftermath of failure but encourages people to restart.