Bal Thackeray had earlier stated in his newspaper Saamna's editorial that Ra.One is a flop and the makers are lying about its huge collections. Thackeray also called SRK a self-proclaimed Nishan-e-Pakistan (the highest civilian honour bestowed in Pakistan). Bal Thackeray was at the time supporting a comment posted on the fake twitter profile of Amitabh Bachchan,which was saying obnoxious things of Shahrukh's Ra.One.
Speaking about Thackeray's comments to a leading newspaper, Shahrukh Khan said, “Sometimes I don't want to dignify things with answers. And it takes a huge amount of self-restraint, patience, control, and love for your own family, to keep quiet. And dignity, and perhaps the status that I have in the eyes of the people."
Stating that the best way to become famous is my taking his name, Shahrukh Khan seems totally unmoved and added, “I endorse so many people free."