Aditya said Bal Thackeray stayed away from elections so it was not fair to think that there was political benefit to achieve out of the movie.
Aditya was talking at a press conference for the upcoming film "Cheat India", featuring Emraan Hashmi.
The makers of "Cheat India" and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is the producer of "Thackeray", and Aditya came together to announce the decision to prepone Emraan's film release from January 25 to 18 in a show of respect to Thackeray.
Raut said that when the makers started work on "Thackeray" they did not have dates of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the title role. But they had decided to finish the film in a year and to release it in January 2019.
"We wanted to show to the nation what is Balasaheb Thackeray all about. A lot of biopics are made. If we had political motive, we could have done some other work. We wanted to tell people including the young generation about Balasaheb Thackeray, his work.
"There are lot of things that people don't know about him, the beginning of his journey, the work he has done for Maharashtra and the entire country. His life has been full of struggle and difficulties. Like how you see a masala story on screen, his life is all like that. His life is a story in itself."
When prodded further about the politics of the movie, Raut said, "It is not cheap India."
To a query about him being an orator like his late grandfather, Aditya said it would be unfair to compare both of them.
"I am not an orator. I can't give speeches. I try to have conversations with people. I would not like to compare myself to him, he was a much bigger personality. It is not fair on either of us.
"To think I would be like him one day wouldn't do justice. My job would be what he has created to take it two steps forward. For me to emulate him would not be the right thing to do. He would prefer me to be myself and be in the skin I am comfortable in."
Asked about his proposal for entertainment establishments in the state to remain open 24X7, Aditya said, "The proposal was that malls, movie theatres, spa, gyms, shops, restaurants and cafes remain open for 24 hours. Like we, including the media do not have any fix daily routine, considering all this I had proposed it. The signature of the CMO is left."