The same day Bollywood actor Aamir Khan tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his “3 Idiots” co-star R Madhavan was also diagnosed with the same.
However, unlike Aamir’s statement released by his spokesperson, Madhavan took to Twitter and shared a hilarious joke referring to the iconic film, making his fans and followers go ROFL.
He wrote, "Farhan HAS to follow Rancho and Virus has always been after us BUT this time he bloody caught up. BUT-ALL IS WELL and the Covid will be in the Well soon. Though this is one place we don’t want Raju in. Thank you for all the love I am recuperating well.”
In the film, Madhavan played the role of Farhan, Aamir was Rancho, and Sharman Joshi as Raju. Meanwhile, Virus was the nickname they had kept for Boman Irani’s character Viru Sahastrabuddhi.
Back in 2020, Madhavan had said that "3 Idiots" is and will always be the most important film of his life and career for its relatability and impact on the viewers, especially students.
The actor turned nostalgic as the film will complete 11 years of release date in 2009.
"3 Idiots will always be the most important film of my career and my life because of the impact it has with the youth world over. 3 Idiots for me is the visiting card to any industry I go to, they all look at me with reverence and respect because of that one film all over the world, irrespective of whether they understand Hindi or not. I don't think any other film has touched that level of importance in my life," he said.
In the film, Madhavan's character aspires to be a wildlife photographer but studies engineering owing to his father's insistence. Recalling his character in the film, the actor shared: "The role of Farhan Qureshi and the conversation which he had with his father, is the kind of conversation every youngster has had with their parents one time or the other. The character has become completely synonymous with the struggle of the younger generation to prove their individuality and because of that I'll always be known as Farhan from 3 Idiots!"
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film also featured Kareena Kapoor Khan, Omi Vaidya and Mona Singh in key roles.