Bollywood actor Asif Basra found dead in Himachal Pradesh

Brenda Watkins
November 14, 2020

Bollywood actor Asif Basra allegedly committed suicide on Thursday at Dharamshala (Dharamshala) in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. "RIP Asif Basra", the Band Bajaa Baraat star shared. "Shine on wherever you are Asif Basra. and illuminate our path through these trying times and beyond #AsifBasra". He had said he would go there every year as he found peace there. One of his first major theatre appearances was as Horatio in 1991 in Salim Ghouse's production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Kapadia said that over the years, he and Basra became "learning buddies" while attending Urdu classes at Mumbai University. Anushka Sharma, producer of the web-series Paatal Lok, in which Asif Basra starred earlier this year, wrote: "My honest condolences and prayers with the family and loves ones".

"I am stunned by the news".

Asif Basra was best-known for starring in films like Black Friday, Parzania, Jab We Met, Ek Villain, Fanney Khan, Roy and Hichki, among others.

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He was also seen in Hollywood film Outsource. "We shot together for Hostages 2". He was such a jovial person on sets. He was not only a fine actor but more importantly, a lovely person.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, "It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend Asif Basra - gem of a talent and full of life personality". I would ask my associates to reach out to him, but there would be no response.

They told the Indian Express that they are treating the death as non-suspicious, with SP of Dharamshala Vimukt Ranjan reportedly telling the publication: "The body has gone for post-mortem. But now, I am shocked".

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