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Asif Basra (1967-2020): Celebrities pay tribute to Paatal Lok actor

Bollywood celebs are paying tribute to actor Asif Basra who died by suicide at the age of 53.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 12, 2020 8:55:04 pm
Asif Basra, Asif Basra death, Asif Basra dies, Asif Basra deadAsif Basra was 53. (Photo: Asif Basra/Facebook)

Theatre and film actor Asif Basra, known for films like Outsourced, Black Friday, Parzania, Jab We Met and Krrish 3 and more recently Amazon Prime Video’s Paatal Lok and Disney+ Hotstar’s Hostages, died by suicide at a private guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.

Vimukt Ranjan, SP Dharamshala, told indianexpress.com, “Asif Basra committed suicide today morning. The body has gone for post-mortem. It will be done tomorrow. There is no suicide note.”

Asif Basra was also a part of Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi, and others.

Basra’s colleagues in Bollywood have been expressing their shock and grief on social media.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.”

Maanvi Gagroo posted on Twitter, “This is terrible news. RIP Asif. Thank you for all your encouraging words every time we bumped into each other.”

Shruti Seth wrote on Twitter, “RIP #asifbasra.”

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20:55 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Kareena Kapoor Khan posted about Asif Basra

Kareena Kapoor and Asif Basra shared screen space in Jab We Met. (Photo: Kareena Kapoor Khan/Instagram)

20:41 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Babul Supriyo is 'distressed' with the demise of Asif Basra

Singer Babul Supriyo tweeted, "Distressed to hear abt the untimely death of actor Asif Basra by suicide!! No matter what the reason, suicide by itself is such a sad thing & of late we have seen so many• Wish we had more confidence in our 'Inner Hero' who's capable of seeing us thru"

20:20 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Anushka Sharma posted about Asif Basra

Anushka Sharma shared a tribute in her Instagram stories. (Photo: Anushka Sharma/Instagram)

20:07 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Rajkummar Rao remembered Asif Basra

Rajkummar Rao tweeted, "#AsifBasra Broken heart Rest in Peace sir"

19:45 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Shocked beyond words: Faraz Arif Ansari

Filmmaker Faraz Arif Ansari tweeted, "Shocked. Beyond words. You’ll be missed dearly, Asif. Deepest condolences to the family & loved ones. #AsifBasra"

19:30 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Watch: Asif Basra's short film 'Sanwar Gayi Hain Taqdeerein'

Sanwar Gayi Hain Taqdeerein starred Asif Basra and Brijendra Kala.

19:13 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Yet another loss of a dear friend: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted, "It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend #AsifBasra - gem of a talent & full of life personality Rest In Peace My Friend - More Power to Family."

18:59 (IST)12 Nov 2020
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Shraddha Kapoor and Asif Basra were part of Ek Villain (2014)

18:47 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Randeep Hooda remembers Asif Basra

Randeep Hooda and Asif Basra have worked together in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai.

18:33 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Divya Dutta: This is hard to digest

Divya Dutta tweeted, "Terribly shocked to hear about @asifbasra's untimely demise. We shot togetger for #hostages2. Looked sucha happy free spirited man! And was Sucha fab actor!! Rip Asif. this is hard to digest."

18:17 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Maanvi Gagroo: Thank you for all your encouraging words

Actor Maanvi Gagroo tweeted, "This is terrible news. RIP Asif. Thank you for all your encouraging words every time we bumped into each other. 🙏"

18:01 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Swara Bhasker reacts on Asif Basra's demise

Swara Bhasker tweeted about Asif Basra. She wrote, "This is heart-breaking and rings too close to home to know that more than one artist is suffering to a point where they choose death over life. Speechless and numb with shock. RIP #AsifBasra This is becoming a scarily familiar tragedy! 💔💔💔"

17:50 (IST)12 Nov 2020
'This is heart breaking'

Actor Ayesha Raza shared a pciture of Asif Basra and wrote, "Rest in peace Asif. This is just 💔"

17:49 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Karanvir Bohra mourns Asif Basra's demise

Karanvir Bohra tweeted, "This is so so sad.... Rest in peace brother #AsifBasra"

17:44 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Tillotama Shome: Deepest condolences to family

Tillotama Shome wrote on Twitter, "Asif Basra, may you and your bike, keep travelling across galaxies new. Deepest condolences to your family."

17:39 (IST)12 Nov 2020
Manoj Bajpayee: This is too shocking

Manoj Bajpayee wrote on Twitter, "What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!"

Sachin Krishn, who directed Basra in his last on-screen outing Hostages season 2, told indianexpress.com, “I am stunned by the news. I don’t know the full facts. He was such a jovial person on sets. In fact, we used to envy his life because he would stay in the hills and come to Mumbai only to shoot. He was not only a fine actor but more importantly, a beautiful person. It feels like a personal loss.”