Today, there is such a news from the film industry, which has certainly shocked everyone on hearing this. Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide had not yet forgotten that another veteran actor from the film world has embraced death. Bollywood actor Asif Basra has committed suicide. He was just 53 years old. Asif has given his life by hanging in his house in Dharamshala. The actor was living there in a rented house for about 5 years.
Asif Basra’s departure is very shocking for everyone. People are paying tribute to Asif on Twitter and cursing him this year. Asif was a very senior and veteran actor of Bollywood, of course, his departure will also be a major setback for the film industry. See how fans are paying tribute to Asif.
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According to the news, Asif has suicide on Thursday near a cafe in Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The police have reached the spot as soon as the incident is known and the matter is being investigated. According to the news, Asif had been living with a woman at the Live Inn for the past few years. The actor lived in a rented house in Dharamshala. Thursday afternoon i.e. today Asif came out to roam his pet dog. After this, he came back and committed suicide. Initial investigation revealed that he was a victim of depression. Police is currently investigating the matter.
Film director Manoj Bajpayee has also expressed grief over Asif’s departure. Both director and actor are shocked by the news of Asif’s suicide. Hansal tweeted on his Twitter account, writing, ‘Asif Basra! This cannot be true… It is very sad ‘. Retweeting Hansal’s tweet, Manoj Vajpayee wrote, ‘What! This is too much shocking. Had shot with them before the lockdown. Oh God!!!
What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!! https://t.co/alfYTGxChH
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) November 12, 2020
Asif Basra starred in films like Black Friday, Parzania, Outsourced, Jab We Met, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi and Hichki.
He was last seen in season 2 of the web series Hostages, which released earlier this year.
Shocked at Asif Basra’s demise, Sachin Krishn, who directed 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.”
Sachin mentioned how he had tried contacting Asif several times since September after the show went live, but the late actor never responded. “I got in touch with every actor after Hostages season two, so I was trying to get in touch with him too. I would ask my associates to reach out to him, but there would be no response. I would think, ‘What’s wrong with him?’ and later thought maybe I offended him. In this industry, you feel maybe the actor wasn’t happy the way the graph of his character was shown. But now, I am shocked.”
Several celebrities took to social media to mourn the demise of Asif Basra.
There are several NGOs across the country that are committed to the cause of mental health. They run counselling services and suicide helplines for anyone in danger of committing suicide:
Lifeline Foundation – +91 33 24637401, +91 33 24637432
Address – 17/1A Alipore Road
Sarat Bose Road 700 027
Sumaitri – 011-23389090
E-mail- [email protected]
Address – Sumaitri
Aradhana Hostel Complex
No. 1 Bhagwan Das Lane
Bhagwan Das Road
Nagpur Suicide Prevention Helpline – 8888817666
The Samaritans Mumbai – 022 6464 3267, 022 6565 3267, 022 6565 3247
Address – B-3, Trisandhya
Behind Ambika Sarees
Dadasaheb Phalke Road
Dadar (E) 400014