Raj Thackeray’s son, Amit Thackeray, did not agree to go in films just so he could keep his father’s word since Raj did not want that his son Amit should work in films. Mahesh Manjrekar, the famous film director and the assembly elections winners for Maharashtra Navnirman Sena wanted to take Amit Thackeray to work in his film 'FU', for which he asked Raj Thackeray, but Raj refused for obvious reasons. Had Raj Thackeray accepted Mahesh Manjrekar’s offer, Amit Thackeray would have been playing the role of 'Sairat'-fame 'Parshya' alias Akash Thosar. In this context, Raj Thackeray talked about the music launch of 'FU' movie. Raj said, "Mahesh Manjrekar had told me over the phone that he is making a new film, in which he desires to take Amit Thackeray for the lead role. But somehow, I politely declined after asking him the name of the movie.”
It is noteworthy here that the Thackeray family has films running in their blood. Raj Thackeray's father Shrikant Thackeray was a great musician. At the same time, Balasaheb Thackeray's inclination towards Marathi and Hindi films is widely known.