FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan poses for a portrait in New York. Two of Indias most beloved movie stars, Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of grieving fans. The 54-year-old Khan died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, after battling a rare cancer, while the 67-year-old Kapoor had leukemia and died Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Bollywood mourns loss of two versatile actors

GURUGRAM, India — Two of India’s most beloved movie stars, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, died within a day of each other this week, and though they came from two very different worlds and two very different schools of acting, both leave behind a treasure of cinematic work and millions of grieving fans.

This double whammy for India’s Hindi-language film industry, known as Bollywood, comes amid a crippling coronavirus lockdown that has brought the entertainment business — along with so much else — to a complete halt.

“It seems we are in the midst of a nightmare,” popular actor Akshay Kumar tweeted.