Actor Ali Fazal who has gained a lot of fame working in bollywood as well as OTT platforms made his Bollywood debut with a small role in the super hit film ‘3 Idiots’. In the film Ali was seen playing the role of an engineering student, Joy Lobo, who gives up his life for not being able to complete his final year project on time.
Talking about his role Ali revealed that he slipped into depression while he was shooting for the film. The actor also informed that during the film shoot, a news channel had approached him to comment on teenage suicides in the country and that he was startled when he was asked to comment on the issue.
In an interview, Ali Fazal 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.” Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’ was inspired from Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Five Point Someone’.
On the work front, Ali’s Netflix web series ‘Ray’ is set to release on June 25, 2021.