Sonakshi pairs up opposite Rajinikanth in ‘Lingaa’

After teaming up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, the superstar of South Rajinikanth is all set to romance the ‘Dabangg’ girl Sonakhsi Sinha in his next film, titled, ‘Lingaa’. Rajinikanth will be seen in the double role and Sonakshi will don the look of the 40’s. The film shooting will kick-start in Karnataka soon.

The film also stars a second lead actress Anushka Shetty. When Sonakshi was given the option to choose between modern girl and the golden era look, she chose the role of 40’s. Rajinikanth will be seen in a double role, he will play a royal and then a grandson in the second half. Sonakshi will be paired up with the royal and Anushka with the young Rajini.

The tabloid also quoted a source as saying, "Sonakshi will play the royal's love interest and Anushka Shetty will be paired opposite the Rajini of today. The two characters do not have any scenes together. The role picked by Sonakshi is meatier. The film's director Ravikumar too thought that she is well suited to enact the role of the girl from the 40s."

The film has been named after Rajinikanth's grandson Linga, Aishwarya and actor Dhanush’s son. Linga was born to the couple in 2006.

Anushka Shetty revealed few information on her official Facebook page, saying, “Very happy to be a part of superstar Rajinikanth sir’s film. K.S. Ravi Kumar sir is the director and AR Rahman is scoring the music. Sonakshi Sinha also a part of this movie. Eagerly waiting for the shoot to start !”

Sonakshi Sinha is highly thrilled to pair opposite Rajinikanth,. Sonakshi Sinha had said, “Very few people in the industry get an opportunity to do a film with Rajinikanth. If I had to make a debut in South, it had to be something as big as this. I can’t wait to begin shooting for him in May.”

Rajinikanth will be next in his daughter Soundarya’s directorial debut ‘Kochadaiiyaan’.

‘Lingaa’ directed by K.S. Ravikumar will have music by double Grammy winner A R Rahman.