Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who is fondly known as RGV, started his filmy career with Telugu movie Siva in 1989. After doing few movies in this language, he debuted as director in Bollywood with Aamir Khan starrer Rangeela, which gave him big break of his career. Then there was no look back for this controversial filmmaker, who continued to do several successful films in Hindi.
One among Ram Gopal Varma's big hit movies in Bollywood is Sarkar starring Amitabh Bachchan in the title role. This film was based on the life of late Shiva Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray, who died of respiratory problems on Saturday. RGV is the most shocked and grief stricken man to hear his death news in the country.
Soon after he heard the news about Bal Thackeray's death, Ram Gopal Varma took to his Twitter page to pay his tribute to him. In a series of tweets, the filmmaker sings his praise for his courage and confidence. He tweeted, "can't evr forget the hug the real Sarkar gave me when he saw reel Sarkar...Bala saab was a true epitome of power in every sense of the word." "Mumbai is synonymous with Bala saheb...Will not be the same now that he is not there."
Ram Gopal Varma continues and speaks about his moments spent with Bal Thackeray during the making of Sarkar and after its release. He writes, "If Godfather was not there i wouldn't have made sarkar..if Bala saheb wasn't there I couldn't have made Sarkar." "Bala saheb would have been the only people's leader in the world who is so non hypocriticl that he gave an interview while having wine."
The filmmaker continues, "Bala saheb told me that he's controversial cos he speaks his mind whereas most don't cos either they are lying or they don't have minds." "was sitting nxt to him watching sarkar at Rajkamal theatre uddhav was to my left and raj was to his right holding his wine glass and chips." "Bala saheb was the only political leader who dint care a fuck about being a politically correct leader."
Talking about Sarkar, Ram Gopal Varma tweets, "He actually told me 'mujhe jo sahi lagta hai main wahi karta hoon! ' which I copied and made Amitji say in Sarkar'. Many of the dialogue from both Sarkar and Sarkar raj are actually Bala sahebs lines which i copied from what he said! Crowds at Sahebs remind me a line frm Attenborough's Gandhi 'Generations to cme wil scarce blve tht a man sch as this evr walked this earth'."