Rajinikanth said he didn't feel so nervous even the first time
he faced the camera as much as he did when he was asked to shoot
duet songs with Bollywood actress Sonakshi.
"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," Rajinikanth told reporters here at the curtain-raiser of the
film's Telugu version.
"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," he said.
Rajinikanth heaped praises on make-up artist Bhanu and
cinematographer Rathnavelu for making him look "young and
beautiful" on screen.
Rajinikanth appreciated the director for completing a project of
this scale in less than six months. Lingaa, directed by
K.S. Ravi Kumar, is slated for release Friday.
The superstar also reiterated that they didn't steal anyone's script to make Lingaa, and that it was originally written by S. Ponkumaran. The film will release in three languages, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.