Bollywood actor Asif Basra commits suicide at a private guest house in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh).
SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan confirmed this news to the media and wrote, "Film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. The forensic team is at the spot, and police are investigating the matter. Prima facie, it is a case of suicide, but we are investigating the cause. The body has been sent for postmortem. " Asif Basra was just 53 years old.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta expressed grief when news about Asif Basra's death was confirmed. He wrote, "Asif Basra! Can't be true... This is just very, very sad."
Manoj Bajpayee also wrote, "What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!"
On the work front, Asif had featured in numerous hits including 'Black Friday', 'Jab We Met', 'Kai Po Che', and many more.
In his two-decade-long career, Asif played Emraan Hashmi's father in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, and Randeep Hooda. He also starred in Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, and Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Krrish 3', and was also seen in Saif Ali Khan's 'Kaalakaandi' as well as Rani Mukerji starrer 'Hichki'. Asif Basra had also played an important role in National Award-winning Gujarati film 'Wrong Side Raju' (2016).