Amitabh Bachchan at Bal Thackeray biopic launch: Balasaheb was like a father figure to me

When he was on his deathbed, I was just hoping that somehow, he wakes up and spreads the energy as always. If it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t be here.”

Amitabh Bachchan also shared that when he was being accused of various things in his career, Balasaheb stood by his side like a pillar of strength. The actor said, “when I was hurt during the Coolie shoot, I was hospitalised in Bangalore. She welcomed her the way she would welcome her own daughter-in-law. I will be more than happy to be a part of the making of the film. It was raining heavily and we couldn’t find an ambulance to drop me at Breach Candy hospital, but Shiv Sena ambulance did it for me. I was critically hurt. He called me and told me that he wants to meet my wife, so Jaya and I went to Matoshree (Thackeray residence in Mumbai), and I was very touched with the way Aai (Balasaheb’s wife Mina Thackeray) welcomed her. I think in today’s time when we watch so many web series, we can make a series on Bal Thackeray to capture different phases of his life and personality. He said, “I am glad that you have taken the step to make a film on Bal saab. I have treated him as an integral part of my family. He added, “I want to request you not to limit the larger than life personality like him into a three-hour movie. Thackeray is produced and written by senior journalist and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut. It was a tough time for us to see him in that condition, and suddenly I saw my picture in his room, next to his head. The biopic, titled Thackeray, stars versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role and it will be directed by Abhijit Panse. He would call me home and ask me if I am telling the truth. 2017-12-22T16:54:42+00:00″>
Published: December 22, 2017 4:54 pm

Amitabh Bachchan also shared a heart touching incident about the late political leader Bal Thackeray. He has been an example for everyone. And once he was sure that I was, he stood by me like a pillar of strength.”
Bachchan Sr then also shared a heart touching incident about the late political leader. If you need anything, any contribution from my end in whichever capacity, please allow me to know about it. When I was brought to Mumbai in an unconscious state, it was a monsoon night. I wish you all the luck for the successful making of the film. So, did he.”
Big B then shared how Balasaheb Thackeray’s helped him when he needed it the most. Balasaheb would call and check on me. I was there in his room with Uddhav, Aditya and other coordinates. Related News
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Amitabh Bachchan also had a request for the film’s writer-director Sanjay Raut. It will be really interesting for the generation to know a man like him.”
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