Bollywood expressed shock and grief over the sudden demise of actor Asif Basra on Thursday. Basra allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Dharamsala.
Basra, known for his character roles in numerous films including “Black Friday”, “Parzania”, “Jab We Met” and “Kai Po Che”, committed suicide by hanging himself with a leash of his pet dog, the Superintendent of Police Vimukt Ranjan told IANS.
As the news of his death spread on social media, colleagues and friends posted tributes.
Kareena Kapoor: Rest in peace Asif Basra. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones.
Anushka Sharma: My sincere condolences and prayers with the family and loved ones. RIP Asif Basra.
Hansal Mehta: Asif Basra! Can’t be true... This is just very, very sad.
Manoj Bajpayee: What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend #AsifBasra—gem of a talent & full of life personality
Rest In Peace My Friend—More Power to Family.
Nimrat Kaur: Prayers and thoughts with his loved ones...so shocked and saddened by this tragic news. #RIPAsifBasra.
Randeep Hooda: Rest in peace brother #asifbasra
Tisca Chopra: What a dreadful bloody year .. another colleague gone .. RIP #AsifBasra .. the heavens shall welcome your gentle soul and lead you to peace.
Resul Pookutty: I can’t believe he is gone! RIP #asifbasra gone to soon! Great actor and great enthusiast!
Ritesh Sidhwani: Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of #AsifBasra. May his soul rest in peace.
Tillotama Shome: Asif Basra, may you and your bike, keep travelling across galaxies new. Deepest condolences to your family.
Nikitin Dheer: Extremely shocked and shaken to hear about #AsifBasra.. I have worked with him in two films..always full of life.. Very very sad.
Ranvir Shorey: Asif Basra was a warm, generous and exuberant co actor and friend. He will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP.
Vir Das: An amazing artist gone. This is a long terrible year Pensive face Rest in peace #asifbasra.
Rituparna Sengupta: 2020, are there any more shocking news left for us? We lost Asif Basra today! May his soul rests in peace!
Divya Dutta: Terribly shocked to hear about @asifbasra s untimely demise. We shot togetger for #hostages2. Looked sucha happy free spirited man! And was Sucha fab actor!! Rip Asif. this is hard to digest.
Onir: In shock. Cant believe that we have lost him. #asifbasra Used to meet him so often at the park jogging. He would tell me not to jog sideways,I might loose balance and hurt myself.
Rahul Dholakia: Shocked to hear about Basra!! What a wonderful actor and a jovial fellow - I mean why would he ?? Very Sad - Had directed him in Parzania ( Chagan) , in Lamhaa (the Darzee ) - and also in society - Very sad to hear about his passing !! #asifbasra Hope you are at peace.