This year has been a big blow to the Bollywood film industry following the tragic deaths of multiple Indian cinema stars. Following the passing of Rishi Kapoor, Irfan Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, Jab We Met actor Asif Basra left to his heavenly abode yesterday. The actor was allegedly found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. “Forensic team is at the spot and police is investigating the matter: SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan. #HimachalPradesh,” wrote ANI. Taking to their social media accounts, Bollywood industry insiders including the likes of Kareena Kapoor Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Anushka Sharma and Shraddha Kapoor among others, shared their heartfelt condolences with the Basra family. Here is what they had to say:
“My sincere condolences and prayers with the family and loved ones,” wrote Sharma on her Instagram story. She worked with the late actor on her web series production Paatal Lok earlier this year. Echoing her sentiments, Khan, who shared screen space with Basra in Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met, penned, “Rest in peace Asif Basra. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones.” He has also starred in several other big-budget films including Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia’s Parzania, among many others. He appeared in Michael O Sajbeland’s One Night with the King, as well as Quicksand and Outsourced.
Asif Basra! Can't be true… This is just very, very sad.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 12, 2020
What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!! https://t.co/alfYTGxChH
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) November 12, 2020
Rip Asif bhai 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uOXALTsHlg
— Emraan Hashmi (@emraanhashmi) November 12, 2020
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) November 12, 2020
This can’t be true Asif Bhai, we have done so much work together from Kai Po Che to Hostages 2
I can not believe this!
Whatttt is happening??????????? #asifbasra 😞
— Mukesh Chhabra CSA (@CastingChhabra) November 12, 2020
An amazing artist gone. This is a long terrible year 😔 Rest in peace #asifbasra
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) November 12, 2020
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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was not able to digest the heartbreaking news. He wrote, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.” Bajpayee was in denial too. He tweeted, “What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!!” Sharing a monochrome picture of the suave Basra, Emraan Hashmi added, “Rest in peace, Asif bhai.” Kapoor uploaded another one of Basra’s pictures and captioned it with a heartbreak emoji. His dear friend and casting director Mukesh Chhabra posted, “This can’t be true Asif Bhai, we have done so much work together from Kai Po Che to Hostages 2 I cannot believe this! Whatttt is happening???????????” Actor-comedian Vir Das wrote, “An amazing artist gone. This is a long terrible year. Rest in peace #asifbasra.”