Movies took stories from real life, sometimes movies inspired us to do good and bad things and this way we got entertained.
What we see in the film are a hero and a heroine and a villain. In plain sight, these 3 characters were driving the story but frankly speaking this is the movie at all.
What Bollywood actually is? It is a struggle of millions of artists who work almost every day in the film line and try to make progress bit by bit just like any regular job.
Aren’t they good actors? Shouldn’t they be celebrated for their work? Don’t they deserve the flaring response of the audience as well?
Let me tell you that these actors are only in the movies with limited screen time and a couple of dialogues. If they are getting 2 dialogues in certain movies then their success and struggle are only to get 4-5 dialogues in the next movie.
Our Bollywood industry is filled with such actors. They are good talents but never materialize on the big screen.
One such actor was Asif Basra. The 53 years old actor passed away today and police suspected it is a case of suicide and found his body hanged from the ceiling.
Asif Basra was often seen playing character roles in Bollywood movies. He joined the industry when he was 31 years old.
He made his acting debut with the movie titled Woh in 1998. He played the character of History teacher Omkarnath Dixit.
He spent his glorious days acting in theatrical plays and wanted to be only a theatre artist.
For the record, he played 5 characters in Feroz Abbas Khan’s play titled Mahatma v/s Gandhi.
It is one of the most successful plays in Indian theatre. Another famous theatre performance of the actor includes a child with spina bifida in the play titled Main Bhi Superman and later the character of Horatio in Hamlet.
Asif had worked in many movies and TV shows apart from being a reputed theatre artist. He is best known for playing the character of Puro N. Virajnarianan in the American comedy-drama film Outsourced.
His performances were appreciated by critics and he was noticed by fans in the movies like Black Friday and Parzania directed by Anurag Kashyap and Rahul Dholakia respectively.
Little do you know that he also shared the screen space with the veteran actors like Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif in the movie One Night With The King directed by Michael O. Sajbeland.
He got wider recognition among fans with the movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Kai Po Che where he played the father figure of Shoib portrayed by Emraan Hashmi and the kid Ali respectively.
In 2020, he appeared in two famous web series titled Paatal Lok and Hostages. Pataal Lok was aired on Amazon prime and Hostages was streamed on Hotstar.
He played significant roles in both the movies before his death in November.
The actor was found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh on 12th November 2020.
The police are suspecting the death cause and the forensics team is investigating the matter.
The actor agreed to play a role in the Pahari movie titled Saanjh. For your information, he agreed to be part of the movie when the title of the movie was not announced.
During the media interaction, he said, “Yes, I am supporting Silent Hills Studio and Ajay in the venture.”
When he was asked why he chose to be part of the movie, he answered, “I like living in mountains as they bring you closer to nature, I would like the world to see Pahari stories.”
He added, “It would be a drama movie with a strong social message.
The story revolves around elderly people in the hill- state facing a life of loneliness.” He signed the money against the minimal token money.
Apart from signing the Pahari movies, he has worked in many regional movies that include Anjaan which is a Tamil movie. Later he featured in the Gujarathi movie titled Wrong Side Raju.
He also featured in the Malayalam movie titled Big Brother where he played the character of Muthan.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was the first from the industry who acknowledged and reacted to the sudden demise of the actor.
In the tweet, he wrote, “Asif Basra! Can’t be true… This is just very, very sad.” He was living in a rented house in McLeodganj for the last 5 years.