Chennai: This is the latest on Lingaa, a film that has had its share of controversies when shooting reportedly got halted once at the Mysore Palace when they were denied permission and a second time at Hyderabad when the locals created havoc.
Now Lingaa is in news once more. This time, it was for a different reason. The Superstar is believed to have fainted on the sets while a high-octane stunt sequence was being canned.
The film, directed by K.S. Ravikumar, is making rapid progress at Ramoji Rao Film City. Rajini was reportedly taking part in a strenuous fight sequence without a body double when the mishap took place.
Sources said that he suddenly felt giddy and fainted and was rushed to a private hospital. Fortunately, there was nothing serious and doctors said that he fainted due to an allergy and was asked to take rest for a day.
However, Ravikumar rubbishes the report on his social networking website. He wrote, “Early in the day, rumours started making rounds in a Tamil news daily that Superstar Rajinikanth had fallen sick while shooting for his upcoming film Lingaa. The news is false & Baseless Mr. Rajinikanth is hale and hearty; very much happily active in the shooting and the news published are absolutely false ones. Ever Thankful! (sic).”