- Talented Bollywood actor Asif Basra was announced dead on Thursday, November 12
- The media personality was found hanging in a private complex, according to forensic experts present at the scene
- The case of his death is still being investigated and no conclusions have been established
Bollywood actor Asif Basra was found dead on Thursday morning. The Indian media personality was known for his roles in blockbusters like Jab We Met and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.
Reports suggest that the actor was found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh on November 12, 2020. An investigation is still underway.
Asif Basra was born in Amravati, western India, in 1967. Basra's career has spanned over years and has received much acclaim. He performed in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia's Parzania, which received much critical appreciation. He appeared in Michael O Sajbeland's One Night with the King with veteran actors like Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole.
He was in Bollywood's 2010 top-grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib's (Emraan Hashmi) father. Basra was also known for his theatrical performances from playing five characters in Feroz Abbas Khan's production of Mahatma v/s Gandhi, a play that is considered one of the most successful in Indian theatre.
His death has rocked the entertainment industry. Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jones took to social media to express her condolences:
"RIP Asif Basra...A terrible loss of a talented, versatile artist. My deepest condolences to the family."
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who co-starred with Basra in Jab We Met, wrote on her Instagram story:
“Rest in peace Asif Basra. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loves ones.”
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