Talking about Vinod Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan said: "An association of 48 years has come to an end"
Vinod Khanna debuted as a villain in 1968's Man Ka Meet, starring Sunil Dutt, and made his last film appearance in 2015's Dilwale, starring Shah Rukh Khan
The real tragedy of Vinod Khanna's professional life was that he rarely got a chance to showcase his talent as the lead
Vinod Khanna, who died on Thursday, began what was to be a tremendously successful career in films playing negative roles in films such as Purab Aur Paschim and Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Mahesh Bhatt, who directed the actor in his 1979 film Lahu Ke Do Rang and also became a follower of spiritual guru Osho at the same time Mr Khanna did in the Eighties
"He died due to advanced bladder carcinoma," said hospital sources
"The role really excited me and we had a great cast. Since I had taken such a long break, in the first three to four films, I wanted to do substantial roles but smaller parts just to get back into the rhythm," said Akshaye