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Ali Fazal revealed that his role in 3 Idiots got him into depression

Actor Ali Fazal revealed in his recent interview that his role in 3 Idiots sent him into depression. He shared an incident that crushed him at that point.

Actor Ali Fazal played the character of Joy Lobo in the 2009 film, 3 Idiots. The character was in depression and attempted suicide. In one of his recent interviews, Ali revealed his experience with the movie and the character.

In an interview with Peeping Moon, Ali said, “I slipped into depression when I started with 3 Idiots. I played a small role in it. Do you know what happened? Suddenly they were doing some news pieces, not to sound morbid or anything but at that time, some college students had harmed themselves, and then I got a call from some news channel saying, ‘Sir, you’ve played this role and this is exactly what has happened. How do you feel about it?’ and I was crushed at that point. I was naive, I was in my second year of college. I went into depression and I told Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani) and all these people and they said, ‘Please don’t do this. Tell them to talk to the producer and don’t feel like this.”

Further, he added, “Obviously, they were very sweet about it and I used to suddenly start associating that I couldn’t explain much in a small role. I wish and hope I get a big role so that then I can take them through the whole journey and tell you no, this is not what I meant to do. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody. Of course, it was coming from a very naive place.”

Ali Fazal was praised by the audience as well as the critics for his character, Guddu Bhaiyya that he played in the Mirzapur series. The actor will be next seen in Netflix’s upcoming anthology, Ray. It also features actors like Kay Kay Menon, Manoj Bajpayee, and Harshvardhan Kapoor. Ray will be released on the streaming platform on June 25.