Asif Basra becomes the latest celebrity to take his own life, during the pandemic. The actor was active in the movie industry for a long time. Asif was most famous for his bit scene with Kareena Kapoor Khan in Jab We Met. Asif was making a mark for himself in web series as well. He was a part of Hostages, a series that streamed on Hotstar, and Paatal Lok, a web series on Amazon Prime.
Currently, there is no suicide note, where Asif Basra hung himself in his rented home in McLeodgunj. Neighbors last saw him walking his dog.
There’s been an eerie calm in Bollywood, with many people losing their livelihood and big name actors committing suicide. Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide in his house by hanging. Several other actors and other people involved in the movie industry have found it difficult to come to terms with their lives. At least two celebrities have accepted that they went broke during the lockdown and had to return home. Bigg Boss contestant Shardul Pandit famously said that he had to return to Indore during the pandemic because work had dried up.
Currently, there are no details about the cause of death, but with the current scenario, this could become a major investigation. Bollywood is infamous for being a bit hard-hearted with actors deemed to be supporting characters. Sources say that Basra had actively tried to get a producer to adapt a horror novel about four years back, with him in the lead, but that project petered down after a while.
Several celebrities have posted tweets about the death including Nawazuddin Siddique, Rahul Dholakia, and Divya Dutta.
Nawazuddin Siddique wrote:
“It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend #AsifBasra — gem of a talent & full of life personality…”
Red Divya Dutta Tweet about Asif Basra:
“Terribly shocked to hear about @asifbasra’s untimely demise. We shot together for #hostages2. Looked such a happy free-spirited man! And was such a fab actor!! Rip Asif. This is hard to digest.”
Read Ranvir Shorey Tweet about Asif Basra
Asif Basra was a warm, generous and exuberant co-actor and friend. He will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP.”
Rahul Dholakia wrote
“Shocked to hear about Basra!! What a wonderful actor and a jovial fellow — I mean why would he?? Very Sad — Had directed him in Parzania (Chagan), in Lamhaa (the Darzee ) — and also in society — Very sad to hear about his passing !! #asifbasra Hope you are at peace.”
We hope that Basra’s family gets all the health and support during this difficult time.