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Did Ali Fazal feel depressed during 3 idiots? Actor reveals his story

Ali Fazal recalled his tough and challenging times during the shoot of 3 Idiots. The actor who was then in college claimed to have slipped into depression.

Did Ali Fazal feel depressed during 3 idiots? Actor reveals his story-SYT
Mumbai, First Published Jun 25, 2021, 2:06 PM IST
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Mumbai: We all remember the 'Give Me Some Sunshine' guy, Ali Fazal, who made his Bollywood debut in Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots as Joy Lobo. Ali played the role of an engineering student who gives up on his life for not completing his final year project on time.

The actor informed that during the film's shoot, a news channel had approached him to comment on teenage suicides in the country. Ali revealed that he was duly affected when asked to comment on this issue.

In an interview with PeepngMoon, Ali said, "I slipped into depression when I started with three idiots. I played a small role, but do you know what happened? Suddenly they were carrying news pieces about some college student who has harmed themselves. I got a call from a news channel saying, "Sir, You have played this role, and this is exactly what has happened. How do you feel about it?"

"I was crushed at that point. I was naive and just in the second year of my college."

His character as Joy Lobo became a memorable one. Fazal went onto do movies like Happy Bhag Jayegi, Bobby Jasoos, Fukrey, and he was lauded for his performance in the web series Mirzapur'. Up next, his web series Ray is all set to release on June 25, 2021.

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