Bollywood Actor Asif Basra Dies by Suspected Suicide at 53
Bollywood actor Asif Basra has died at the age of 53, according to Deadline, on Thursday. His death is still under investigation, but officials believe Basra died by suicide.
As an actor, Basra is perhaps best known for his role in the 2006 comedy “Outsourced.” He starred in other films throughout his career, including “One Night With the King” alongside Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole, “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai” and “Jab We Met.” Most recently he starred in the Amazon Prime series “Pataal Lok” as well as “Hostages” on India’s Disney subsidiary Hotstar.
Fans, friends and colleagues reacted to Basra’s death on social media and shared condolences.
RIP Asif Basra..
A terrible loss of a talented, versatile artist. My deepest condolences to the family. ????
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 12, 2020
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) November 12, 2020
Deeply Saddened and Shocked by the death of #AsifBasra. Have acted with him in a couple of films but met him on several occasions. He was a wonderful actor and a very pleasant person. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. ???? #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/6hInmv0GQU
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) November 12, 2020
Asif Basra! Can't be true… This is just very, very sad.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 12, 2020
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) November 13, 2020
— Vineet Kumar Singh (@vineetkumar_s) November 12, 2020
For cinema lovers he was a treat to watch ????????✨A terrible loss #AsifBasra
— Sara Gurpal (@SGurpal) November 13, 2020
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) November 12, 2020
If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.
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