'I was crushed at that point': Ali Fazal reveals he slipped into depression when he did '3 Idiots'

Actor Ali Fazal recently revealed that he slipped into depression when he was shooting for his Bollywood debut film '3 Idiots.'

In the film, Ali played the role of an engineering student Joy Lobo, who dies by suicide after the dean of the college tells him that he will not graduate as he missed the deadline to submit his project.

During one of his recent interviews, Ali said that after his portrayal of Joy, there were news channels that approached him to comment on teenage suicides in India because of college pressure.

However, he was taken aback when he was asked to comment on such issues in real life.

Ali, who was in second year of college back then, said that he was crushed at that point.

Speaking of the impact that the incident had on his mental health, the actor said that he went into depression and also informed the director of the film, Rajkumar Hirani, about it.

'3 Idiots' is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel Five Point Someone. It featured Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi as the titular characters. It also starred Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor Khan in pivotal roles.

Meanwhile, Ali will next be seen in 'Ray', Netflix's anthology on legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's stories.

Featuring stories by Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala, 'Ray' will premier on the streamer on June 25 and will present four tales of love, lust, betrayal and truth.

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