Tamil superstar Rajiniknath will soon begin shooting for his next film, which also stars Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, titled ‘Lingaa’. The film has been named after his grandson Linga, who is the son of ‘Raanjhanaa’ actor Dhanush and Rajinikanth’s elder daughter Aishwaryaa. Linga, born in 2006, is the youngest grandson of Rajinikanth.
Southern actress Aushka Shetty, who is also a part of the film revealed the 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 !”
The film, which stars Sonakshi Sinha opposite Rajinikanth, is scheduled to go on floors from May.
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.”
Earlier Amitabh Bachchan had revealed that Rajinikanth was planning to retire from the celluloid, however Big B insisted he continues to work. Rajinikanth was last seen in Enthiran (Robot) in 2010 with Aishwraya Rai and in a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Ra.One’ (2011).
The actor will now be making a comeback on the silverscreen after a gap of almost four years in his daughter Soundarya’s directorial debut ‘Kochadaiiyaan’.
‘Lingaa’ directed by K.S. Ravikumar spans across generations as it goes from current times to the flashback. The film will have music by double Grammy winner A R Rahman.
Ravikumar has already delivered superhit films with Rajinikanth as the hero in movies like ‘Muthu’ (1995) and ‘Padayappa’ (1999).