One more fine Actor, Asif Basra, whose skills were an inspiration for many struggling actors, died by suicide on Tuesday at his Dharmashala house. The actor was last seen in the Amazon Prime Hit series, Pataal Lok, was an exceptionally talented artist who performed quite well in Bollywood.
Asif Basra did a number of Bollywood movies likes Kai Po Che, Hitchki, Black Friday, Once Upon a Mumbai, and many more. Audience favorite celebrity, Asif Basra was a close friend of Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri. In an interview Vivek shared his sorrow, he said that they used to talk about how good actors are not taken seriously in the industry, he further said, “He used to say yahan ya to phir star hota hai ya everybody else hota hai. Supporting actors are not supported. He had issues about that,”
Well, this statement is completely true as many good artists are not selected or given a chance in the Industry while many star kids are roped in for multiple Bigg Banner movies in a year. Vivek said, “Stars are allowed to waste money to the tune of 60-70 percent of a film’s budget. Someone should research this and see- so many film with stars in the lead are so pathetic- no content, star kuch bhi bol raha hai, kuch bhi pehan raha hai. And why is this being tolerated? Because people can be fooled with PR campaigns and absolute lies. I have worked with stars who smoke and drink but they paint an image in public that they are teetotallers. Time is not spent on craft and talent is not respected. And let me tell you I am not bitter per se. Mere se koi bhi kaam karta hai main wahi baat karta hoon that how we can make our film industry better. So I can’t really say whether Asif was indeed bitter or not, but he wasn’t talking about great experiences in the industry.”
Asif Basra was born in Maharashta in 1967. He came to Bombay in 1989 to pursue acting as his career. Since then he had given stellar performances in several critically acclaimed films like Jab we met and Black Friday.