Actor Asif Basra, who was seen in web series Paatal Lok and film Kai Po Che, dies in McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala. He was found dead in private complex at the age of 53 on Thursday. It is alleged that he died by suicide and was found hanging at his residence. The police of the city is investigating and the cause of suicide is yet unknown. The forensic team is at the spot.
Paatal Lok Actor Asif Basra Dies in Himachal Pradesh | Suicide Suspected
As per reports, the 53-year-old actor had been living in a rented house in McLeodganj for the last 5 years. It is also said that he shared the space with a female friend.
SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan was quoted by news agency ANI as, “Film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. The forensic team is at the spot and police is investigating the matter.”
Film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. Forensic team is at the spot and police is investigating the matter: SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan. #HimachalPradesh (Picture credit: Asif Basra's website) pic.twitter.com/nxpWNLi8VU
— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2020
For the unversed, he was seen in movies like Jab We Met and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. Black Friday by Anurag Kashyap, Krrish 3, Hichki, Saanjh, Roy, Fanney and Ek Villain were some other famous stints by the actor. He also acted in a web show called Woh, Hostages etc.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was among the first from the acting industry to react to this upsetting news. He shared, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.”
Asif Basra! Can't be true… This is just very, very sad.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 12, 2020
Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!”
What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!! https://t.co/alfYTGxChH
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) November 12, 2020
Swara Bhasker also tweeted for him.
🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 noooooooooo! https://t.co/3X1uDSnG6D
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) November 12, 2020
The year has turned out to be a tough one not only for the world but for the Bollywood industry too. The year 2020 saw heartbreaking loss of extremely talented actors like Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. While the two suffered from diseases, Sushant Singh Rajput and Hasee Toh Phasee actor Sameer Sharma committed suicide. In addition, Bollywood also lost Wajid Khan, a talented music composer of the Sajid-Wajid duo.
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