Actor Jagapathi Babu considers himself lucky for landing an opportunity to share screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in his next Tamil film “Lingaa”, which was officially launched Friday.

He said he was lucky and extremely happy that he will be working with Rajinikanth for the second time. When most actors are waiting for a single opportunity to work with him, he feels blessed to have got his second chance.

Jagapathi and Rajinikanth had previously worked in Telugu drama “Katha Nayakudu”. A romantic hero for nearly two decades, Jagapathi was recently seen as an antagonist in Telugu actioner “Legend”. He said that Rajini really liked his performance in ‘Legend’ and recommended his name to the film’s director.

“Lingaa”, which also features Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty, will be helmed by K. S Ravikumar. Meanwhile, Jagapathi will be seen in the role of Mahesh Babu’s father in upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film to be directed by Koratala Siva.