Many Bollywood celebrities took the micro-blogging site to express their condolences over the loss of such great personality and among them was filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma.
The man behind the two powerful political thrillers 'Sarkar' and 'Sarkar Raj' stated that Bal Saheb was the only source of inspiration behind these projects. Shared RGV, "If Godfather was not there, I wouldn't have made 'Sarkar'...if Bala Saheb wasn't there, I couldn't have made 'Sarkar' (sic)." Verma said that the film not only reflected the iconic personality but also carried some of the lines quoted by the man himself. He wrote further, "Many of the dialogue from both 'Sarkar' and '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'."
It is known that RGV arranged a special screening for late Bal before the film hit the screens.