Alleged Suicide of Asif Basra Reminds Bollywood of Its Recent Past

Asif Basra

Bollywood actor, Asif Basra, 53 was found dead at a private home in Himachal Pradesh, India. According to police, it appeared like a suicide by hanging but they could not find any suicide note. They said that further investigation was required before declaring the cause of death. They have sent the body to post mortem.

Asif Basra Dies In The Best Year Of His Career

Basra has been working in Bollywood film industry for over two decades, usually as a supporting actor. He worked in number of films including, Black Friday (2004), Jab We Met (2007), Krrish 3 (2013), and Kai Po Che! (2013).

He rose to international prominence with 2006 American Sitcom, Outsourced. However, his best year in this profession was 2020, which also happened to be his last. He played prominent roles in two highly acclaimed series on streaming services; Pataal Lok on Amazon Prime Video, and Hostages on Disney’s Hotstar.

Bollywood Industry is heartbroken over his death who were touched by his impactful presence on screen.

Bollywood Reacts With Shock

Priyanka Chopra said it was a terrible loss for film industry as Basra was a talented and versatile artist.

Manoj Bajpayee reacted in disbelief at the sudden death of Asif Basra. Apparently, he was working with him prior to lockdown which added to his shock.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui was emotional at another death of one of his close friends in the industry. Both of them have worked with each other in Black Friday (2004) and Freaky Ali (2016).

Anupam Kher mentioned that Basra was not only a great actor but a wonderful human being as well. Both of them appeared together in Lamhaa (2010), Krrish 3 (2013), and Roy (2015).

His co-actor in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2010), Randeep Hooda referred to him as a brother while mourning his loss.

Reminder Of A Familiar Tragedy

An alleged suicide of an acclaimed actor is not a new news in India. Few months back, Sushant Singh Rajput was also “found” dead at his apartment. A large number of Bollywood fans and artists raised their voice against nepotism in Bollywood. A lot of talented newcomers are given very hard time in finding work. Fans of these artists have felt the same pain and exposed the industry’s darkest secrets to the whole world.

However, some folks reckoned that the similar situation has happened with Asif Basra case as well. They implied that if this is really a suicide then the nepotistic factors involved in Sushant’s case, might also have played any role in this case. 

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Well, nothing can be said until the final police report but Sushant’s death has sparked something unusual inside the Indian fanbase. They have been hostile towards renowned celebrities like Salman Khan and Karan Johar for promoting talentless people based on reference rather than hiring good performers, who were mostly discriminated against on the basis of race and caste. Which is why fans have feared for the life of many underrated actors in India.

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