Rajinikanth starrer "Enthiran 2", also spelled as "Endhiran 2", will reportedly be launched on 12 December to coincide with the superstar's birthday.

The multilingual movie is expected to take off in a simple function. The makers are expected to reveal the complete cast and crew details at the muhurat function and the regular shooting will begin on 16 December. 

A grand set has been erected outside Chennai and majority of the film will be shot here. The team will soon be leaving for Bolivia, South America, to shoot a song. Meanwhile, Nirav Shah landed on the sets a week ago and has started working on the project.

There were speculations recently that the muhurat of "Endhiran 2" had been postponed after Chennai was hit by devastating floods. It was claimed that the makers had postponed their plans to express solidarity. Later, Rajinikanth had also asked his fans not to celebrate his birthday this time and requested to donate for the flood-hit victims and indulge in relief work. But the latest development has made his fans happy.

Coming to the project, it is a sequel to Rajinikanth-Shankar's blockbuster "Enthiran". The movie remains the biggest hit at the box office till date and this clearly tells the success tale of the magnum opus. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had played the female lead role in the film bankrolled by Sun Pictures.

However, the second instalment is produced by Lyca Productions and Amy Jackson has stepped into the shoes of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the role of an antagonist though the makers have not confirmed the same.

"Enthiran 2" is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 250-300 crore. The first instalment was made with Rs 120 crore in three languages (Tamil, Telugu & Hindi). Find the confirmed cast and crew below:

Heroine: Amy Jackson (Possibly, plays antagonist. One more leading actress likely to be part of the flick)
Music Director: AR Rahman
Cinematographer: Nirav Shah
Makeup Artist: Sean Foot
Art Director: Muthuraj
VFX Supervisor: Srinivas Mohan