Sonakshi Sinha herself could not have believed that she enjoyed such a huge fan following in Karnataka. The Bollywood diva's presence on the sets of her forthcoming Tamil movie Lingaa created security issues and it forced the makers of the film beef up the security.
Yes, Sonakshi Sinha's presence in Mysore for the shooting of Lingaa gave tough times for the film unit. People from in and around the region were coming in huge numbers to get a glimpse of the actress and Tamil superstar Rajinikanth. This forced producer Rockline Venkatesh to double the security.
If sources have to be believed, 50 cops and 30 bouncers were hired to complete the shooting. The makers of the film deployed them to shoot important portions in a government house and a few outdoor locations.
There were instances of public trying to break the security and enter the sets. The Lingaa team was worried about the development and Rajinikanth along with Sonakshi Sinha were not keen on being harsh to the onlookers. Hence, the security was beefed up.
A production house executive has confirmed the same and said that they had difficulties in handling the crowd. Continue reading the Lingaa story on the slideshow...
Rajini Sir Is A Phenomenon
Suresh Kumarswamy, production executive of Lingaa, said: "Rajini Sir is a phenomenon and will remain so. The presence of Sonakshi has added to the chaos which we often witness whenever we shoot with Rajini sir."
He adds, "We are having a very tough time in Mysore. We didn't know Sonakshi is so popular."
The Combination Of Rajini-Sonakshi...
The production executive said that they never faced such issues before and it is possibily the combination of Sonakshi Sinha and Rajinikanth made people come in big numbers.
Lingaa marks the debut of Sonakshi Sinha in Tamil movie. She had signed Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam but walked out of the movie for some reasons.
Lingaa is directed by KS Ravikumar. Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha are playing the lead roles. Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu is playing an important role.