Indian Bollywood actor Asif Basra, known for his starring role in the 2006 film “Outsourced,” was found dead in Dharamsala, northern India, on Thursday, 2020. His age 53 years. The Indian police are treating the death as a case of suicide.
Asif Basra was born in Amravati, western India, in 1967. one among the few Indian actors to possess several international Flim credits, he debuted in Sam Firstenberg’s U.S./India co-production “Quicksand” (2002), starring Michael Dudikoff. He was also noticed for his roles in acclaimed Indian indies like Anurag Kashyap’s “Black Friday” (2004) and Rahul Dholakia’s “Parzania” (2005).
Basra rose to international prominence and the leads in John Jeffcoat’s “Outsourced” (2006). an equivalent year, he was in Michael O. Sajbel’s “One Night with the King,” where the cast also included Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole.
In Bollywood, Asif Basra had significant roles in “Jab We Met” (2007), “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai” (2010), and “Kai Po Che” (2013). He was also known for his role within the Gujarati-language film “Wrong Side Raju” (2016), & that’s co-produced by Kashyap’s Phantom Films.
In 2019, Asif Basra featured in an episode of the ITV series “The Good Karma Hospital.”
Professionally, 2020 was one of the simplest years for Asif Basra. He had prominent roles in two acclaimed streaming series — Amazon Prime Video’s “Pataal Lok” and “Hostages” on Disney’s Hotstar.
“RIP Asif Basra. A terrible loss of a talented, versatile artist. My deepest condolences to the family,” tweeted Bollywood and Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
RIP Asif Basra..— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 12, 2020
A terrible loss of a talented, versatile artist. My deepest condolences to the family. 🙏
“He was the foremost unassuming and genteel actor I even have worked with,” Anurag Kashyap told Variety. “We spent tons of your time in Prithvi [theater] in our initial days, then he did a little part in ‘Black Friday.’ I’m just shocked by the news. I only remember him smiling or laughing.”
“I haven’t worked with Asif but have known him for 20 years,” Hansal Mehta, director of upcoming Amazon original film “Chhalaang,” told Variety. “I want to meet him at Prithvi theater and, therefore, the Dharamsala International festival. I’m just shocked beyond words. And terribly sad.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who co-starred with Basra in “Jab We Met,” wrote on her Instagram story: “Rest in peace Asif Basra. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loves ones.”
“My prayers with the family and loved ones. RIP Asif Basra,” actor Anushka Sharma, who produced “Paatal Lok,” wrote on her Instagram story.
“It is unbelievable, yet one more loss of an expensive friend #AsifBasra – the gem of talent & filled with life personality.
Rest In Peace My Friend – More Power to Family,” tweeted Nawazuddin Siddiqui, star of Netflix original film “Serious Men.”