Bollywood actor Asif Basra was found dead in a private complex in the northern hilly city of Dharamshala on Thursday, the police said. The officials further said the actor was found hanging in the complex when the police reached the spot. “Film actor Asif Basra found dead in a private complex in Dharamshala. He was found hanging,” Kangra, Superintendent of Police, Vimukt Ranjan said.
The police and the forensic team is at the spot and is investigating the matter and further details are awaited.
Basra has done character roles in several Bollywood films including ‘Jab We Met,’ ‘Ek Villain,’ ‘Fanney Khan,’ ‘Roy,’ ‘Hichki,’ among others. He has also worked in several web shows including Amazon Prime’s ‘Paatal Lok.’
Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case news
The death of the Dil Bechara actor has sparked controversy and debate around the issue of nepotism within the Bollywood film industry. The family of the late actor, known for films like Kai Po Che!, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, and Chhichhore, accused Rhea Chakraborty of abetting Rajput’s death, laundering his money and isolating him from his family.
The case, which was initially investigated by the Mumbai Police, was later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) also got involved. Chakraborty, who was arrested by the NCB in connection with the drug trail in Rajput’s death, was released on October 7 after 28 days in jail. Her brother Showik Chakraborty is still in the prison.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti’s social media accounts, including Twitter and Instagram pages, have been deactivated, four months after the actor’s death.
Kirti was at the forefront of #JusticeForSSR campaign since the demise of Rajput on June 14. It is, however, uncertain whether Kirti herself deactivated her accounts as she did not announce quitting social media before her profiles disappeared.