Bollywood actor Ali Fazal, who rose to stardom after his role in the Amazon series ‘Mirzapur’, opened up about how he fell into depression while shooting for the movie ‘3 Idiots’.

During an interview with the Peeping Moon, Ali Fazal, who played the role of Joy Lobo a passionate engineering student in Rajkumar Hirani’s movie ‘3 Idiots’, about his role. 

He 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 have harmed themselves, and then I got a call from a news channel saying, ‘Sir you played this role and this is exactly what has happened.’ How do you feel.”

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He further added, “I was crushed at that point. I was naive, I was in my second year of college. I went into depression and I went to 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.”

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Raju Hirani’s movie ‘3 Idiots’ is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Five Point Someone’. The movie revolves around the life and struggle of engineering students. Ali Fazal played the character of ‘Joy Lobo’ who commits suicide when Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe, played by actor Boman Irani said that he will not graduate.

Ali Fazal will be next be seen in his upcoming Netflix short movie ‘Ray’. It will be released on June 25 and Ali Fazal will appear in the story ‘Forget me Not’ along with Shweta Basu Prasad and Anindita Bose. He will also be seen in other movies like ‘Fukrey 3’, ‘Happy Bhaag Jeyegi 3’ and ‘Death on the Nile’.