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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 25 (ANI): Actor Vikrant Massey opened up about his preparation for his role in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's directorial '12th Fail'.

He said that the character was quite challenging and different for him in comparison to what he had played before. He tried to give his best for his on-screen personality.

Vikrant said, "I did visit Mukherjee Nagar, and other areas adjacent to it. I also went incognito and moved around, blending in with the people there. It wasn't only about inhabiting these places, and watching the students from afar, a lot of my prep was also focused on ensuring that I got my dialect from Chambal exactly right".

He added, "I also wanted to stay in the apartments where the students live during their preparation months, but unfortunately that could not come to pass. But having the real students with us was such a great experience. The students that you see in the film are not junior artists, they're actual students preparing for the UPSC examination. They didn't just help us understand their world better, they contributed in so many ways beyond that. This really did add further authenticity to the story, and you'll see it when you watch the film. I'm excited that the film will be coming out soon."The film is based on Anurag Pathak's best-selling novel, about the incredible journey of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma and IRS officer Shraddha Joshi.

It is also inspired by millions of true stories of students attempting the world's toughest competitive exam - UPSC. It takes an authentic approach, shot in real locations with real students, providing a glimpse into the life of UPSC students, their grit, integrity, determination, and the enduring friendships they develop.

'12th Fail' is locked to release on October 27. (ANI)

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