Film Actor Asif Basra allegedly commits suicide, dies at 53

Mumbai: Film Actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private complex in Dharamshala on Thursday, he was 53.

The officials further said the actor was found hanging in the complex when the police reached the spot.

The forensic team is at the spot and the police are investigating the matter, informed SSP Kangra Vimukt Ranjan.

Basra was best known for his role in the American comedy film Outsourced.

He performed in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia's Parzania, which received much critical appreciation. He appeared in Michael O. Sajbeland's One Night with the King with veteran actors like Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole. He played a tailor in the Hindi movie Lamhaa; he was in Bollywood's 2010 top-grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib's (Emraan Hashmi) father.

Basra has done character roles in several Bollywood films including Jab We Met, Ek Villian, Fanney Khan, Roy, Hichki, among others.

Recently, he had worked in several web series including Amazon Prime’s 'Paatal Lok'.

It is noteworthy to mention that Basra was also known for his theatrical performances from playing five characters in Feroz Abbas Khan's production of Mahatma v/s Gandhi, a play that is considered one of the most successful in Indian theatre. Other performances include a child with spina bifida in Main Bhi Superman and Horatio in Hamlet.

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