Superstar Rajinikanth will have more than one villain. It is already known that Jagapathi Babu will be seen in the role of the baddie. We also hear that Magadheera fame Dev Gill. His character comes during the period when Rajini sir sports the pre-independence look. Dev Gill confirmed this development and is excited about this role. Dev Gill is in all praises for Rajinikanth and his humility. He even went on to praise the recently canned action sequence of the film as one of the best action sequences ever shot in the country.

Reports say the superstar plays a Royal King who returns to rule his kingdom after getting an education abroad and later Rajini will be also seen as his grandson. Bollywood beauty Sonakshi Sinha will be seen beside the older Rajini and Anushka Shetty will romance the younger one in the film. Lingaa will mark the Southern debut of Sonakshi Sinha while this will be the first film for Anushka with Rajinikanth.