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Ali Fazal reveals how '3 Idiots' gave him depression 

Friday, June 25, 2021 • Hindi Comments
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Ali Fazal reveals how 3 Idiots gave him depression 

'3 Idiots' is one of the most celebrated movie of Bollywood. Apart from the lead trio, the character that pulled the attention and moved narrative forward was Ali Fazal's Joy Lobo. He was the passionate student who ultimately took his life. The character apparantly put a young Ali Fazal into depression.

In a recent statement, 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'."

The actor further 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."

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