Bollywood actor Asif Basra allegedly died by suicide at a guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning. He was 53 years old.
“Asif Basra committed suicide today morning. The body has been sent for post-mortem. It will be done tomorrow. There is no suicide note,” Vimukt Ranjan, SP, Dharamshala, told indianexpress.com.
Asif Basra starred in films like Black Friday, Parzania, Outsourced, Jab We Met, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi and Hichki. He was last seen in season 2 of the web series Hostages, which released earlier this year.
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Sachin Krishn, the director of Seasons 2, told indianexpress.com, “I am stunned by the news. I don’t know the full facts. He was such a jovial person on sets. In fact, we used to envy his life because he would stay in the hills and come to Mumbai only to shoot. He was not only a fine actor but more importantly, a beautiful person. It feels like a personal loss.”
Sachin mentioned how he had tried contacting Asif several times since September after the show went live, but the late actor never responded.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!”
Maanvi Gagroo posted on Twitter, “This is terrible news. RIP Asif. Thank you for all your encouraging words every time we bumped into each other.”
Hansal Mehta took to Twitter and wrote, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.”