Actor Asif Basra found dead in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala; netizens, celebs express shock and grief
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Noted actor Asif Basra was found dead at a private complex in Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The police and forensic team have reached the spot and investigating the circumstances under which died.
"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 was quoted as saying by ANI.
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
A popular character artist, Basra was known for his roles in films like Jab We Met, Kai Po Che, Parzania, Ek Villain. Most recently known for his role in the thriller series Paatal Lok and Hostages. He was also part of the Hollywood flick Outsource. Basra was also associated with several plays in India and abroad, performing in English, Hindi and Urdu theatre productions. Basra's colleagues from film industry, film critics and netizens expressed shock over the untimely death of the actor.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to social media to tweet, "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
Hang in there
Asif Basra committed suicide earlier today. Hope it had nothing to do with his work/ career. My belief is that the fortunes of such talented artists is about to change. With shows like SCAM showing the way, their share of sunshine is just a stream away. Hang in there! Please. :/ pic.twitter.com/RNRALGyFW5— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) November 12, 2020
Another talented actor passes away
Rest in Peace Asif Basra. One of his most popular role remains that of the Ratlam Station vendor in Jab We Met.— CinemaRare (@CinemaRareIN) November 12, 2020
Other notable work includes Kai Po Che, Black Friday, Krrish 3, Wrong Side Raju, Kaalakaandi, Hichki, The Good Karma Hospital, Hostages and Pataal Lok. pic.twitter.com/i2aw44HbII
Oh this is tragic and heartbreaking. A dear friend and always had a good tip to give. We just acted together in #Hostages2 recently for @DisneyPlusHS Really heartbroken to hear about you dear friend _ #AsifBasra https://t.co/YH22KKUi61— Danish Husain _ ____ _____ _ _____ _____ (@DanHusain) November 12, 2020
Born in Maharashtra's Amravati in 1967, Basra had moved to Mumbai in 1989 to pursue his acting career.
Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha