After Sushant Singh Rajput Another Bollywood Actor Asif Basra was found hanging in a private guest house in Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala on Thursday.
The 53-year-old actor had been living in a rented house in Kangra district's McLeodganj area for the past five years.
A forensic team has reached the spot to examine the cause of the death, the police said, adding an investigation into the matter has been initiated to find out whether it was death by suicide.
Patal Lok actor Asif Basra 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. In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar, before his death in November.
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.