new Delhi: Actor Asif Basra, best known for his role in the American comedy film ‘Outsource’, allegedly committed suicide in Dharamshala on November 12, 2020. He was reportedly suffering from depression.
According to reports, the 52-year-old actor was allegedly found hanging in his rented premises in Himachal Pradesh.
While the cause of death is not yet known, it is being reported as a case of suicide as the actor was reportedly suffering from depression.
SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan of Himachal Pradesh told ANI, “Film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala. The forensic team is on the spot and the police is investigating the case “
Film actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private compound in Dharamshala. The forensic team is on the spot and the police is investigating the case: SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan. #Himachal Pradesh (Photo courtesy: Asif Basra’s website) pic.twitter.com/nxpWNLi8VU
– ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2020
The ‘Tashkent Files’ actor was born on July 27, 1967 in Amravati, Maharashtra. He then moved to Mumbai in 1989 to pursue a career in acting.
Asif is known for his work in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Black Friday’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Kai Po Che!’, ‘Parzania’. She also acted in the 2014 Tamil film ‘Anjaan’.
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Reacting to the news, filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted: “Can’t be true … it’s very sad.”
Asif Basra Can’t be true … it’s just very, very sad.
– Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 12, 2020
Apart from Indian films, Basra has also appeared in several international English-language films including the 2006 film ‘Outsourced’, ‘Tandoori Love’ and ‘One Night with the King’.
Asif Basra was a theater artiste and has acted in many plays in India and abroad where he acted in English, Hindi and Urdu. The ‘Hichki’ actor is also known for playing five characters in Firoz Abbas Khan’s film Mahatma Vs Gandhi. The play is considered one of the most successful theater works in India.
Asif also portrayed the character of a 12-year-old child with B henna laga ke lena in ‘spina bifida’. ‘Spina bifida’ is a birth defect that occurs when the spinal cord does not form properly. Apart from these, he also played the title role in Manav Kaul’s acclaimed drama ‘Mamtaaz Bhai Patang Wale’.