'12th Fail' director Vidhu Vinod Chopra: 'Gifted Amitabh Bachchan a Rs 4.5 crore Rolls Royce because he tolerated me'
The filmmaker recalled working with Bachchan on their 2007 collaboration 'Eklavya: The Royal Guard' and how he gifted him the swanky car
FP Staff November 13, 2023 10:24:55 IST
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra is fresh off the success of his film 12th Fail starring Vikrant Massey. In an interview with Siddharth Kanan, the filmmaker recalled working with Bachchan on their 2007 collaboration Eklavya: The Royal Guard and how he gifted him a Rolls Royce worth Rs 4.5 crore.
Chopra revealed, “When we were making Eklavya, Amitabh Bachchan came to the sets with one suitcase for a schedule of two months. I asked, ‘Amit, you travel very light?’ He said, ‘No, Jaya told me ‘more than one week you cannot stand Vinod.”
He added, “Because he did not leave and completed the whole film, I gifted him a Rolls Royce worth Rs 4.5 crore, because he tolerated me and did a great work in the film.”
12th Fail box office: Vikrant Massey-Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film continues to shine
12th Fail box office: Vikrant Massey-Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s continues its phenomenal run
12th Fail Box Office
Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s directorial “12th Fail” has captivated audiences, amassing a staggering 1.50 crores net on a Thursday, propelling its total box office collection to an impressive 27.11 crores net. The inspirational narrative is set to surpass the 30 crores milestone this weekend, marking a soaring success for the film.
As the festival season is here 12th Fail is continuing to perform well and it’s about to cross the mark of 30 Cr. at the box office amid Diwali. With phenomenal word of mouth from the audience, the film is growing on a daily basis. The audience are loving the narrative the film has brought and looking at its steady growth, the film will surely leave its mark at the box office.
12th Fail, based on a true story, draws from the struggles of the millions of students who attempt the UPSC entrance exam. But at the same time, it goes beyond that one exam and encourages people to not lose heart in the face of failure and to restart. The film, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, is now released in cinemas in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.