The sad demise of shiv sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray has taken the Bollywood industry by Storm. According to south superstar Rajinikanth, Balasaheb Thackeray was God.
When Rajinikanth's film Robot was released in 2011, He made sure that he landed in Matoshree (Thackeray's residence) for Blessings. Robot was declared Super Hit at the Box Office. Rajinikanth compared the Sena chief to God. "He is like God to me" the actor said. Rajinikanth, who was born to Maharashtrian parents, also expressed his desire to act in Marathi films.
After hearing the news of Bal Thackeray's death, He expressed his grief saying "Bal Thackeray was a great leader and a father figure to many, including me. This is a great loss to all." He further said, "My heartfelt condolences to all his family members and followers all over the world. My prayers for his soul to rest in peace at the feet of the lord." Adds a source from Chennai.