India, May 2 -- They had an association spanning more than 20 years. That's why it doesn't come as a surprise when Nawazuddin Siddiqui calls Irrfan Khan's demise "a huge personal loss." "He always treated me like a younger brother. And for me also, he was like an elder brother and a mentor. I used to share all my problems - personal as well as professional - with him," he says.

The Kick (2014) actor knew Khan "from even before 2000." He says: "Isliye kaafi lamba saath raha unke saath. I was very close to Irrfan bhai, so I used to be with him, or around him a lot. He was also my first-ever co-star, and an actor whom I worked the most with, and that includes a number of films that never even released. And it's a secret that when he recoded...