I always thought Balasaheb would recover: SRK
Shah Rukh Khan reminisces about the evenings spent with the late Bal Thackeray over fish fingers
Shah Rukh Khan regrets not meeting Bal Thackeray who passed away last week. The star could not meet the Shiv Sena supremo and sort out the differences that occurred during the IPL matches (over the inclusion of Pakistani cricketers) and during the release of his film, My Name is Khan.
SRK says, “When the My Name Is Khan issue happened, I felt that woh mujhse umra mein bade the and it could have been different. However, I should have made an effort but... I guess... there was some fear in me which prevented me from meeting him at that time.”
The star adds, “I always thought that woh theek ho jayenge and we will chat. But unfortunately he never recovered.”
King Khan informs that earlier every month or two he used to visit the Sena supremo and would have conversations over fish fingers. “I love meeting old people and hear the things they have to share.
He was extremely sensible. Our ideologies might differ but we really had some great evenings together. I had last met him when he was ailing and sat for about an hour. We had a personal relationship and I told Uddhavji that I will come back when he is better. I also spoke to Raj as I have known them for years.”