'Lingaa' cleared with 'U' certificate

Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil actioner 'Lingaa' has been passed with a 'U' certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), making it suitable to watch for all age groups.

Anushka Shetty, Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha
Anushka Shetty, Rajinikanth and Sonakshi Sinha at the music launch of the film

The film will release in cinemas December 12 in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

"'Lingaa' will release on Rajinikanth's birthday. The censors have passed it with 'U' certificate," film's director K.S. Ravi Kumar said in a statement.

According to producer Rockline Venkatesh, the film is likely to release in over 2,000 screens worldwide.

Also starring Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty, 'Lingaa' marks Rajinikanth's third collaboration with Ravi Kumar after 'Muthu' and 'Padayappa'.

Rajinikanth will be seen playing a dual role in the film, which has music by A.R. Rahman.

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