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There is a wave of grief in Bollywood with the news of the death of actor Asif Basra. Asif was found dead on Thursday morning at his home near a cafe in McLeodganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. Police suspect suicide
It is being told that he killed his pet dog by hanging it with a rope. However, the cause of suicide has not been known. It is being said that he was struggling with depression.
Manoj Bajpayee, who has worked with him, is saddened to hear the news of 53-year-old Asif's death. He wrote on Twitter, “What? It's a lot of shocking. I was shooting with him before the lockdown.” In an interview to Times of India, Manoj shared many things about Asif.
Mumbai's run-of-the-mill life was not a choice
Manoj said, “I was not in touch with him constantly.” I did work with him, but we were able to hangout less. We had a fairly good time on the set. I loved his sense of humor. He also used to come from the theater background and we had a lot on the set.
He was an amazing actor. He was also a happy person. He loved peace so he chose Dharamshala to stay behind leaving the glare of Mayanagari. He used to come to Mumbai only for shooting. There are very few of us who like to settle outside Mumbai. Big cities are losing their charm. This was a big step and I commend him for choosing his happiness and peace over everything. ''
Work done in these films
Asif was active in films since 1998. He did 'Wo' (`1998), 'Black Friday' (2004), 'Jab We Met' (2007), 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai' (2010), 'Krrish 3' (2013), 'Kai Po Chhe' (2013) and 'Hichki' (2018). He also played important roles in hit web series like 'Hostages' and 'Patal Lok'.