Even as Kerala is fuming over the Supreme Court’s verdict of Mullaperiyar Dam, a movie having connections to it is being made in Tamil. Yes, it is none other than Rajinikanth starrer forthcoming movie Lingaa.
A rumour in cine circle is doing rounds that Lingaa is made on controversial Mullaperiyar Dam. As we all know, the issue and the recent Supreme Court’s verdict has created tensions between the two states and this news has not helped the cause.
However, sources from Lingaa team has denied such rumours but clarified that the movie will touch the non-controversial part. Rajinikanth will be reportedly seen as the chief engineer of Mullaperiyar Dam.
We have to note that earlier Tamil Nadu government had banned English movie Dam 999 for its connections with Mullaperiyar Dam. Now, we have to wait and see how both states will reach to this development. Nonetheless, the film unit will try hard to keep itself away from controversial issues after Rajinikanth faced a protest by a section of Kannada organisations when the film was kick-started a few weeks ago.
However, Lingaa is directed by KS Ravikumar. Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty play female lead in the forthcoming Tamil flick, which is produced by leading Kannada producer Rockline Venkatesh. Pon Kumaran of Charulatha fame has penned the story and the movie has AR Rahman’s music.