Asif Basra, known for his unprecedented performances in films like Jab We Met, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Freaky Ali, Hinchki, and more recently in web shows like Patal Lok and Ban, died in an alleged suicide on November 12. The actor was found hanging in his rented house in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. No suicide note found.
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Members of Basra’s team from his last web series, Hostages, reached out on social media to remember the actor and express shock and grief over his untimely demise. Sudhir Mishra, director of the hostages, wrote, “Asif went to Basra, knew him for many years and then had the good fortune to work with him in Ban 2.
Asif went to Basra, knew him for many years and then got good luck working with him in Ban 2. Lovely guy. He brought with him on a certain energy holiday set a private man, so never talked about his personal life but I knew he had migrated to Himachal, in his part of the D year
– Sudhir Mishra (@IAMSudhirMishra)
November 12, 2020
Tisca Chopra, who played the role of Dr Mira Anand in Season 1 of the hosts, also expressed grief over the loss of a teammate. He tweeted, “What a horrible bloody year … another fellow is gone … RIP # AsifBasra … Heaven will welcome your gentle soul and lead you to peace.”
Ronit Roy, who played the role of SP Prithvi Singh IPS in the hostage, shared a photo of Basra and wrote a sorry note for him. Here is what he posted:
Another hostage cast member, Parveen Dabas, tweeted, “Very sad news about actor #AsifBasra on Diwali … worked with him twice … amazing soul … RIP.”
Divya Dutta tweeted:
Terribly stunned to hear about asifbasra O Premature death. We hit the get ginger for # Hostage 2. Sucha appeared happy happy free young man! And Sucha was a fab actor !! Phadi Asif. This is hard to digest.
– Divya Datta (@ Divyadatta 25)
November 12, 2020
Shibani Dandekar, featuring the hosts in Season 2, finally reached out to Instagram Stories to write a note for Asif Basra. Here’s what she shared:
Asif Basra, 53, Allegedly hanged to death With her pet dog leash. Himachal Pradesh Superintendent of Police, Dharamshala, Vimukta Ranjan, Mid-Day confirmed, the body has been sent for post-mortem and police are investigating the cause of the suicide.
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