Mumbai, Nov 18: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan finally broke his silence over Bal Thackeray's demise. Lamenting the death of Shiv Sena supremo, SRK's tweet showed that the actor must be feeling guilty over not dissolving his distance with 86-year-old "Senapati".
Expressing his condolences over the death of Bal Thackeray, SRK on Sunday, Nov 18 tweeted, "We avoid building bridges out of personal issues & then it gets too late. I should hav gone & met BalaSahib.Will miss our chats R.I.P. sır..."
Starting from Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to director Madhur Bhandarkar, almost all Bollywood celebrities visited ailing Thackeray at his residence. But the Badshah Khan of Bollywood did not turn up to Matoshree, not even after his demise.
Shiv Sena and Shahrukh Khan had a face-off when Thackeray had threatened to stall the screening of My Name in Khan over the dispute of allowing Pakistani cricketers to play in SRK owned Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during IPL in 2008.
Continuing their fuss, Shiv Sena also criticised the Bollywood superstar over his "misdemeanour" at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai where the actor had engaged in a fight with a security official during another IPL match in 2012.
Despite their distances, Shahrukh Khan earlier had prayed for ailing Thackeray while tweeting, "My prayers & wishes for Bala sahibji...may he recover soon & healthy from this battle."
The Shiv Sena patriarch breathed his last on Saturday, Nov 17. His funeral procession began from Matoshree. He will be cremated at Shivaji Park on Sunday.