Santhanam wIth Rajinikanth in Lingaa
Santhanam plays Rajinikanth's friend in Lingaa.Lingaa Official Facebook Page

New poster of Rajinikanth's upcoming film "Lingaa" has been released. Superstar looks charismatic in a dapper suit in the poster released as a special Diwali treat for the fans.

Earlier, there were reports claiming that the music launch of "Lingaa" might take place on Diwali. It did not happen, but the film's team released a brand new poster and has received a good response from fan.

In August, the first look motion poster "Lingaa" was released, in which Rajinikanth rocked in his stylish look in the poster and it fetched overwhelming positive feedback from the fans.

Fans have been eagerly looking for the first-look teaser of "Lingaa", which is expected to be released soon. However, there is no official word regarding the film's audio or teaser release.

Rajinikanth is reportedly appearing in dual roles in "Lingaa," which is touted to be a commercial entertainer. The film, directed by KS Ravikumar, is set in two different eras – pre-Independence and post-Independence periods.

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha makes her Tamil film debut with "Lingaa," while Anushka Shetty plays the other female lead. Santhanam, Vijayakumar, Jagapathi Babu, Karunakaran, Radha Ravi and Manobala are also reportedly part of the film's cast.

Sonakshi Sinha has reportedly completed her portions for the film. On her Twitter handle, the actress has stated that she enjoyed doing her debut flick in Tamil. "Lingaa is done!! Thanks to @superstarrajini sir and the entire team for this opportunity. Enjoyed working on this film and learnt a lot!" tweeted Sonakshi.

The film's shooting is expected to be wrapped up soon after which the post-production work will commence. The Rajinikanth starrer is likely to hit the screens on 12 December as a birthday treat for superstar fans.

This is the third time that Rajinikanth is working in a Ravikumar film post the stupendous success of "Muthu" and "Padayappa." There are big expectations for "Lingaa" and it remains to be seen if the actor-director duo will be able to live up to the hype.