'Lingaa' to release on Rajinikanth's birthday
Chennai: Producer Rockline Venkatesh Sunday confirmed that Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner "Lingaa" will release worldwide Dec 12 as a gift to the superstar's legion of fans on his 64th birthday.
Speaking at the film's audio launch, the producer told reporters: “‘Lingaa' will be a birthday gift to Rajinikanth's fans. It will release on Dec 12”.
“The film wouldn't have been possible without K.S. Ravi Kumar (director), cinematographer Rathnavelu and Rajini sir, who worked almost without much break to complete the project in less than six months,” he added.
Venkatesh also said that he had been asking Ravi Kumar to do a film under his banner. He's happy that it finally happened with “Lingaa”, which also features Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty in the lead.
“The title ‘Lingaa', which was suggested by Rajini sir, was registered by filmmaker Ameer, who gave it up for us,” Ravi Kumar said.
“Rajini sir's dance in the film will astonish his fans. He's danced double than he usually does in his films. I can't confirm the release date yet because there's still lot of computer graphic work pending. We'll try our best to release in December," he added.
Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has composed tunes for the film, was not at the event. He sent a recorded message that was played on his behalf.
The superstar's family was present along with hundreds of his devotees.