"Balasaheb Thackeray: a fighter all his life" - Amitabh Bachchan
While the whole of Mumbai is praying for the quick recovery of the ailing Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, there has been an inflow of concerned visitors by the ton. Prominent amongst them were veteran superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek who share a long-standing relation with Thackeray and visited the firebrand leader late last night.
Big B tweeted, "T 932 - Balasaheb Thackeray: a fighter all his life, fights his life!! Prayers needed now! When I fought for my life after 'Coolie' accident, he came to visit me in hospital, with a cartoon he had drawn - Yamraj defeated! Yamraj - God of Death, defeated by me...wish I was as proficient a cartoonist as he, for tonight I would wish to draw that for him! When Jaya and I married, he called us to his house...and the rituals that were conducted was of the 'bahu' coming home! From that day on he always treated us as family. When I was flown in to Mumbai from Bangalore in semi conscious state after 'Coolie' accident, it was his ambulance that took me to Breach Candy Hospital. When the Bofors Scandal accusations on us were at its peak, he called me home and asked "tell me the truth, are you involved?"... -When I said "NO!", he said, "Then do not worry about anything. I am with you. You are an actor, go do what you are best at"."
However due to the huge crowds gathered outside Thackeray's residence Matoshree in Bandra, Mumbai even Big B and Abhishek got injured trying to find their way through the mob. Confirming the same Big B tweeted, "Yes both Abhishek and me were injured with cuts, but are fine and back home ... the doctors at 'Matoshree' attended on us!