I’ve known Sonakshi as a baby, Rajinikanth on romancing her in ‘Lingaa’

Rajinikanth is a matinee idol. We have seen him romancing actress much older to him like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in ‘Robot’ and Deepika Padukone in ‘Kochandaiyaan’ and now we will get to see him romancing Sonakshi Sinha in ‘Lingaa’. Rajinikanth revealed that the toughest part in acting in movies at this stage is acting with actress much younger to him.

The actor while speaking to reporters said, “The worst punishment god can give actors like me who are in their 60s is to sing duets. I found shooting duets with Sonakshi more challenging than doing stunts atop a moving train in the film. Even in my first film, I didn’t feel so nervous as much as I did when I had to romance her. I’ve known Sonakshi as a baby, and she has grown up together with my daughters.”

The superstar also feels that same for his second ‘Lingaa’ heroine Anushka Sharma. ‘Lingaa’ was completed in just six months and Rajini said it was almost impossible.

"Firstly, it's almost impossible to complete such a big project in about six months. It's big not because of the artistes or the budget, but because of the subject and the pre-independence era in which the story is set," he said.

"If there's something Ravi Kumar and I would like to give the young generation, it's this that even a big film can be completed in less than six months," he added.

"I'm aware of the Telugu film 'Baahubali', which has been in the making for over a year. You can't compare it with 'Lingaa', because it needs time as it's being made in two parts. I also know the kind of hard work being put into that project," he said.

"The Telugu industry should be proud of Rajamouli, who will soon be known as the best technician in the country. I'll be happy to work with him if I get an opportunity," Rajinikanth added.

Directed by Ravi Kumar, 'Lingaa' hit the headlines for plagiarism.