Actor Manoj Bajpayee and filmmaker Hansal Mehta mourns the demise of veteran actor Asif Basra, who committed suicide at his home in Himachal Pradesh.
Bollywood actor Asif Basra has passed away by suicide at his home in Himachal Pradesh. The actor was 53 years old. The cause of the suicide is not yet known. A forensic team is at the spot and an investigation in the matter is underway. Reports also suggest that the actor was living in a rented flat for the past five years.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter and reacted to the tragic news. He wrote, "Asif Basra! Can't be true...This is just very, very sad”
Replying to Hansal Mehta's tweet, Manoj Bajpayee wrote that he had shot with the actor just before the lockdown and the news was very shocking. "What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!" he wrote.
Asif Basra was a popular face in the film as well as television industry. He was also a well-known theatre actor. He appeared in various films like Sushant Singh Rajput's Kai Po Che, Rani Mukerji's Hichki, Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor's Jab We Met, Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday, and Saif Ali Khan's Kaalakaandi.
Asif Basra was last seen playing the role of Asghar Nabi in Hotstar Special series Hostages. The popular series released its second season in September this year.