Abhishek Bachchan Reacts To Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala Passing Class 10 & 12 At The Age Of 87

Abhishek Bachchan’s new film, Dasvi, has some very overt similarities to the real-life story of ex-Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala who also sat for his Class 10th exams while being in jail for a teacher recruitment scam.

On the face of it, the premise of Dasvi, the new film starring Abhishek Bachchan, might remind us of the real-life story of ex-Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala sitting for his 10th board while in Tihar jail. But the filmmakers have said that their film has nothing to do with Chautala, despite the similarities.

Director Tushar Jalota in a recent interview said that he was pitched the idea by one of the film’s writers (and producers) Sandeep Leyzell. He told GoodTimes in Hindi, “He gave me a one-line pitch, about an older man who sits for his Class 10 exams. I felt instantly connected to the story, because a lot of my family, from my mother’s side, happen to be teachers and professors. My sister is a principal. There was an instant connection. Even my mother used to be a professor back in the day…”

Abhishek Bachchan was last seen in the film Dasvi which was released on Netflix last month. In the film, Abhishek essayed the role of a Chief Minister who gets jailed and diverts his attention to clearing his 10th standard exam. With the help of his inmates and jail superintendent, he successfully clears class 10. Now, former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has cleared his class 10 and 12 examinations at the age of 87.

On Tuesday, Abhishek took to his Twitter to share the news of the Chief Minister passing class 10 and 12th examinations and wrote, “Badhai”  along with the hashtag Dasvi.

Chautala’s appearance in school-level examinations has made headlines even last year when he appeared for class 12th exams. While he passed the exam, his mark sheet was withheld as he was yet to clear the class 10th English examination. The founder of the Indian National Lok Dal then appeared for the examination from the state’s Open Board and scored an impressive 88 out of 100 marks.

Chautala, 87, was convicted in the JBT recruitment scam by the CBI court and was sentenced to jail for 10 years and utilized his jail time to complete his matriculation.

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