Actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharmshala. The forensic team is currently on the spot for further investigation. The police suspects suicide. Also Read - 'Declare India a Hindu Rashtra': Ayodhya Mahant Writes Letter to President, Threatens to End Life If 7 Demands Not Met | Read
It is believed that Asif took his own life due to depression and was found hanging at his Mcleodganj home on Thursday morning. As reported by The Tribune, The actor’s dead body was first discovered by his UK-based girlfriend who informed the police. Asif was living with his girlfriend and a dog at one of the two houses he had recently leased in Mcleodganj. As reported by his girlfriend, he had taken his dog out for a walk at around 10: 30 am on Thursday after which he did not return for a few hours. The girl then went out looking for him and found their dog roaming freely outside. When she further searched for the actor, she found his body hanging to the roof ceiling with the dog’s leash. Also Read - Against Homophobia: Supermodel Aweng Ade-Chuol Kisses Her Wife on Cover of Elle Magazine
Asif had been active in the industry for over 20 years and had worked in many movies including Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. His performance in the role of Emraan Hashmi’s father in the 2010 movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai was well appreciated. Also Read - 8-Year-Old UP Girl Hangs Herself After Mother Refuses to Take Her to Wedding Function
News agency ANI broke the news of his death and reported SSP, Kangra, Vimukt Ranjan confirming that he was found hanging.
The actor was also known for his theatre work. He had worked in Feroz Abbas Khan’s production titled Mahatma v/s Gandhi which is considered one of the most prolific Indian plays.
May his soul rest in peace!
Note: This is a developing story