On Thursday, Bollywood actor Asif Basra was found dead at a private guest house in Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh. In conversation with ANI, SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan confirmed the news and said that film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. The police are investigating the matter while the forensic team has reached on the spot. The body has been sent for postponement, the case looks like a suicide, but investigations are being done.
Once the news of Asif Basra’s demise was reported, filmmaker Hansal Mehta was the first one to express grief. While expressing his grief, Manoj Bajpayee also said that he had worked with Asif Basra just before the lockdown.
Born in Amravati, he had moved to Mumbai in 1989. Asif held B.Sc (Physics) degree and had started his journey as a theatre artist according to his website. Asif has conducted over 50 workshops specializing in leadership over the past decade. He was a part of several international films like ‘One Night with the King’, and ‘Outsourced’.
Asif had featured in numerous hits in Bollywood, from ‘Black Friday’ to ‘Jab We Met’, he was also a part of ‘Kai Po Che’. His latest release was ‘The Tashkent Files’ where he had shared the screen with Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad, and Mithun Chakraborty.
Asif had played Emran Hashmi’s father’s role in ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbai’ in his close to two-decade-long career. He was seen in ‘Krrish 3’, ‘KaalaKaandi’, and Hichki.