Rajinikanth to play dual role in 'Lingaa'
Superstar Rajinikanth is currently busy with the shooting of his Tamil film ‘Lingaa’. The film’s crew is stationed in the Ramoji film City in Hyderabad and the work is in full swing. While much information has not been revealed about the film, it was learnt that it will be a film that covers multiple generations.
Now a source, who is part of the film’s production unit, has conveyed some information about Rajinikanth’s role in the film. According to the source the Tamil icon will be seen in a double role. The source said, “Rajini sir is playing double role in the film. He plays a district collector in the present day of the story, while he will be seen in a different role in the flashback sequence. The makers have kept it a secret." Directed by K.S. Ravikumar, this film marks the South debut of Bollywood beauty Sonakshi Sinha. Veteran actor Jagapathi Babu will also be seen in an important role. A R Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the film.
This is the first project on which Rajinikanth is working a full time schedule since his illness back in 2011. His last release 'Kochadaiiyaan' was based on motion capture technology so it did not need his full physical participation. He had collapsed on the sets of the film ‘Rana.’ For a period of time the film world was rife with speculation whether he will retire or not. But it looks like the iconic star has no plans to hang his boots yet which is great news for his millions of fans.
Sonakshi Sinha on the other hand seems to be enjoying working with Rajinikanth. Although she was nervous in the beginning, she found the superstar to be down to earth. Sonakshi said, “I couldn't have asked for a better debut (in the southern film world) than this. I am very happy…He is such a huge star, yet he is so humble and speaks to everyone so politely. Once he goes out of the set, he is always surrounded by his fans and he makes sure that he rolls down the window and greets them…this is the reason he is such a huge star. The amount of love he gets from his fans, he reciprocates it. That's amazing." Sonakshi has also shared the rather funny first meeting with Rajinikanth. In Sonakshi’s words, “The first day when I met him on the set, I went up to him and told him, 'It is such an honour to work with you, sir', and I said, 'I am very nervous'. So he said, 'Why are you nervous? I should be nervous because you are my friend's (Shatrughan Sinha's) daughter."