Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says "Sarkar" and "Sarkar Raj" target="_blank">Sarkar Raj" would not have been possible without Bal Thackeray and adds some of the dialogues in the film were inspired by the Shiv Sena supremo.
Thackeray died Saturday.
"Many of the dialogue from both 'Sarkar' and 'Sarkar Raj" target="_blank">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'," he further posted.
Released in 2005, "Sarkar", a crime thriller, was set in the backdrop of politics and crime.