Actor Asif Basra, 53, a familiar face in several successful ventures like Pataal Lok and Kai Po Che, was found hanging at a private residential complex in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Media have dubbed it as a ‘suicide’, Police have been investigating into this matter, but nothing solid has come out yet.
Till now, the police has only learnt that Asif Basra used to stay with a foreigner female in his rented apartment.
It is said that Asif stepped out of his house on Thursday morning to walk his dog. After returning, he choked himself with the leash of his dog itself.
He was an Indian film, television, and theatre actor – whose credentials were not just limited to Bollywood, but also non-Hindi movies like Wrong Side Raju (in Gujarati), Big Brother (in Malayalam) and Anjaan (in Tamil).
In his career, which span over two decades, Basra played parts in many critically-acclaimed films, including like Black Friday, Parzania and the US romantic comedy Outsourced.
He also starred in Bollywood’s 2010 top-grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib’s (Emraan Hashmi) father.
Asif was last seen in Ronit Roy-Tisca Chopra led Hostages 2 in September and another loss for the Indian film and TV industry.
May his soul rest in peace.