Vijay, who had not given permission to float a political outfit, allowed his fans to contest the polls.
The spin-offs titled "American Sports Story" and "American Love Story" will be developed as scripted limited series.
Rajinikanth's 'Baba' gesture similar to our logo, may create confusion if made party symbol: Mumbai startup
The hand position that the actor-and-would-be politician is known for is often likened to "apana mudra", a yoga finger and palm posture.
Fans lapped up actor Rajinikanth’s speech on Sunday, but political observers say there is ambiguity in his remarks.
My intention is 'spiritual politics', says Superstar Rajinikanth: Here is the full text of the actor's speech
Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday ended the suspense over his political debut and announced his decision to form a new party on the last day of 2017.
Tamil Nadu's political fraternity seems to be divided on actor Rajnikanth's much-anticipated political entry.
Enthusiastic Rajini fans celebrated their icon's birthday by conducting prayers, even as many of them thronged the city with a hope of catching a glimpse of the actor.
Sanjay Dutt, who is looking forward to his comeback film "Bhoomi", joked that his wife Manyata uses his shoes to hit him.
Dr Rajkumarwith over 200 films to his credit, including historic and mythical roles, has never acted as a villain.