Internet Apologizes to Olivier Lafont for Misjudging His ‘Role in 3 Idiots’

Netizens apologize to 3 Idiots Suhaas for “Misunderstanding” his character, actor Olivier Lafont reacts to it:

Olivier Lafont, the French actor who portrayed Suhas, Kareena Kapoor’s onscreen fiancé in the 2009 hit film ‘3 Idiots,’ has reacted to a viral tweet apologizing for not comprehending his character and performance. Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi played the main roles in the film.

Olivier’s character Suhas Tandon was extremely touchy about the costly items he possessed. In 2009, when the movie was released, he was a major target for jokes and memes because he remembered the exact prices of almost all the items.

Olivier took to Facebook to thank fans for rediscovering his character. “Lately I’ve been getting messages from people ‘apologizing’ about misunderstanding the character of Suhas Tandon that I played many years ago in the film 3 idiots, and then this post by Aaraynsh Singh went viral highlighting the conversation about a balanced understanding and appreciation of the place of money in life. It’s amazing that both the movie and character had such an impact then, and even now. It’s also nice that Suhas is finally getting some love,” he wrote.

He also tweeted, “The sudden interest in Suhas has been so unexpected. He really seems to have struck a chord with people lately. Instareel @ohshutupShruti9 had a whopping 3.2 million views and 264k comments. Can you hear ‘PriceTag’ shout “MERI BATTEES LAKH KI VIEWEEEERS!”??”

The movie ‘3 Idiots,’ which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling book ‘Five Point Someone,’ became a massive success at the box office and is still one of the most frequently referenced Hindi movies in pop culture. While Olivier Lafont’s portrayal of Suhaas was a memorable character, other roles like Chatur, played by Omi Vaidya, and Viru Sahastrabuddhe, played by Boman Irani, continue to be a source of inspiration for memes and jokes.