Asif Basra, actor known for Paatal Lok, Hichki, dies by suicide in Dharamshala at age 53

Asif Basra had appeared in a number of movies, including Hichki, Black Friday, Parzania Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai among others

FP Staff November 12, 2020 17:57:52 IST
Asif Basra, actor known for Paatal Lok, Hichki, dies by suicide in Dharamshala at age 53

Actor Asif Basra, best known for web series Paatal Lok and films such as Kai Po Che, has died by suicide at 53. The actor was residing at a private guesthouse in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. A forensic team was deployed at the spot and police is investigating the matter, SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan was quoted by Asian News International.

It is being reported that the actor had a property on lease for the past five-six years in McLeodganj, Upper Dharamshala, and used to visit the place regularly.

In his over two-decade-long career, Basra played supporting parts in many critically-acclaimed features like Black Friday, Parzania and Outsourced.

Among his notable performances in Hindi cinema, Basra played a cunning stall owner in Imtiaz Ali's 2007 film Jab We Met, alongside the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

He played the father of Emraan Hashmi's Shoaib Khan in Milan Luthria's Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010).

Industry professionals took to Twitter to share their condolences for Basra

 

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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