Bollywood celebs are paying tribute to actor Asif Basra who died by suicide at the age of 53.
Theatre and film actor Asif Basra, known for films like Outsourced, Black Friday, Parzania, Jab We Met and Krrish 3 and more recently Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok and Disney+ Hotstar’s Hostages, died by suicide at a private guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.
Vimukt Ranjan, SP Dharamshala, told indianexpress.com, “Asif Basra committed suicide today morning. The body has gone for post-mortem. It will be done tomorrow. There is no suicide note.”
Asif Basra was also a part of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi, and others.
Basra’s colleagues in Bollywood have been expressing their shock and grief on social media.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.”
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.”
Shruti Seth wrote on Twitter, “RIP #asifbasra.”
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Sanwar Gayi Hain Taqdeerein starred Asif Basra and Brijendra Kala.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted, “It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend #AsifBasra – gem of a talent & full of life personality Rest In Peace My Friend – More Power to Family.”
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Shraddha Kapoor and Asif Basra were part of Ek Villain (2014)
Randeep Hooda and Asif Basra have worked together in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.
Divya Dutta tweeted, “Terribly shocked to hear about @asifbasra’s untimely demise. We shot togetger for #hostages2. Looked sucha happy free spirited man! And was Sucha fab actor!! Rip Asif. this is hard to digest.”
Actor Maanvi Gagroo tweeted, “This is terrible news. RIP Asif. Thank you for all your encouraging words every time we bumped into each other. 🙏”
Swara Bhasker tweeted about Asif Basra.
Actor Ayesha Raza shared a pciture of Asif Basra and wrote, “Rest in peace Asif. This is just 💔”
Karanvir Bohra tweeted, “This is so so sad…. Rest in peace brother #AsifBasra”
Tillotama Shome wrote on Twitter, “Asif Basra, may you and your bike, keep travelling across galaxies new. Deepest condolences to your family.”
Manoj Bajpayee wrote on Twitter, “What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!”
Sachin Krishn, who directed Basra in his last on-screen outing Hostages season 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.”
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