It is well known that Rajinikanth will be seen in dual roles in his upcoming film Lingaa and that the movie has two era's, pre-independence and post-independence. While Santhanam is set to play Rajinikanth's friend after independence, comic actor Karunakaran will be seen playing his designated role in the pre-independence era. Similarly, it was earlier said that Sonakshi Sinha will be paired up with today's Rajinikanth and Anushka to don a pre-independence woman's role. But, the latest news turned out to be the exact opposite with Anushka pairing up with post-independence Rajinikanth and Sonakshi pairing up with pre-independence Rajinikanth.
Since today's Rajinikanth will have more screen space, it is being said that Anushka will have more screen space than Sonakshi. Also, having managed to keep everything under wraps so far, Anushka has opened up about her role in the film after a few details were leaked about the movie.
She has also said that Rajinikanth was impressed with her acting skills and praised her a lot during the shoot of the movie. Meanwhile, an elevated Sonakshi has tweeted, "It's time to sing and dance... In Tamil!! Shooting the last song for Lingaa, royal and grand."