Couldn’t have made ‘Sarkar’ without Balasaheb Thackeray, says Ram Gopal Varma

The Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma has said that his films ‘Sarkar’ and ‘Sarkar Raj’ would not have been possible without Bal Thackeray and he even added some dialogues in these films which were inspired by the Shiv Sena supremo.

Shiv Sena Chief and founder Thackeray died on Saturday.

Ram Gopal Varma tweets, “If Godfather was not there, I wouldn’t have made ‘Sarkar’…if Bala Saheb wasn’t there, I couldn’t have made ‘Sarkar’ (sic).”

He then posts, “Many of the dialogue from both ‘Sarkar’ and ‘Sarkar Raj’ are actually Bala Saheb’s lines which I copied from what he said. He actually told me, ‘Mujhe jo sahi lagta hai main wahi karta hoon!’, which I copied and made Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) say it in ‘Sarkar’.”

His film ‘Sarkar’ was released in 2005, a crime thriller, was set in the backdrop of politics as well as crime.

The film features Superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role while Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Katrina Kaif, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak and Tanisha Mukherjee were also in the film playing vital roles.

However, its sequel, Sarkar Raj, was released in 2008.