Though many preferred to keep mum,many others spoke on Bala Saheb Thackeray’s death.
Among those who maintained silence were top stars of the Bollywood-Shahrukh,Aamir and Salman Khan.But many other stars expressed their views.
*Amitabh Bachchan: I sat by his bedside for hours these past few days, a prayer in my heart, watching him struggling to breathe, but fighting. Each day he continued his struggle with a grit that was baffling even for the doctors on hand. And just a couple of hours back, as I stand next to his still, peaceful, saffron draped body, it is difficult to imagine… that he has left us !
*Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj 3:30 baje, hindu hriday samrat, param adarniya Shri Balasaheb Thackeray hum logon ko chhodke anant mein vileen ho gaye. Yeh satya hai ki aaj Maharashtra anaath ho gaya. Unhone itne saalon se jo mahaan kaarya, aur Maharashtra ki sewa ki hai, aur Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ka naam Maharashtra mein zinda rakha, aisa kisi ne nahi kiya. Balasaheb ki pavitra aatma ko hum Mangeshkar koti-koti pranaam karte hain aur unki aatma ko Ishwar shanti de, yehi prarthana karte hain.
*Riteish Deshmukh: Balasaheb was a Hero- people- Loved him, Copied him, Followed him.
*Mahesh Bhatt: Our dead are never dead to us,until we have forgotten them.The memory of Bal Thackeray will live in the memory of we Mubaikars forever.
*Karan Johar: Thoughts and prayers with the Thackeray family….RIP balasaab…..
*Ram Gopal Varma: 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
Kamaal R Khan: RIP Balasahab Thakre Ji the one man army who was above the law of India. He was himself public, law, courts and judge.