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Versatile Bollywood Actor Asif Basra Commits Suicide, Co-Actors Shocked
Mumbai, Nov 12 || Bollywood was left shocked on Thursday after versatile actor Asif Basra committed suicide in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Though Asif never did much work as a lead actor to say, but his small roles were also so powerful that he always managed to make his own place even in the crowd.
Basra has been found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh today. The police and the forensics team are investigating the matter.
He performed in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia's Parzania, which received much critical appreciation. He appeared in Michael O. Sajbeland's One Night with the King with veteran actors like Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole.
He played a tailor in the Hindi movie Lamhaa. He was in Bollywood's 2010 top-grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib's (Emraan Hashmi) father. In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar.
Film director Hansal Mehta has expressed grief over Asif's death. He cannot believe that such an amazing actor took such a step. They write- this cannot be true. that's so sad. At the same time, many other celebs also came to know about this news through Hansal Mehta. In such a situation, all those artists reacted to Hansal's tweet.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote - What ... This is a surprising thing. They shot together before the lockdown. Oh god what has happened Actress Swara Bhaskar also became very emotional after Asif's departure. He too does not believe in the death of Asif. Many other actors, including Kareena Kapoor have also mourned the demise of Basra.