Ajay Devgn to play ‘Chanakya’ in Neeraj Pandey’s next film

Ajay Devgn Chanakya

New Delhi, July 11: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is on a roll with his signing spree as he is now all set to play the role of one of the greatest thinkers in the Indian History, ‘Chanakya’.

Devgn took to his Twitter handle on Wednesday to make the announcement.

“Looking forward to playing #Chanakya, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian History, directed by @neerajpofficial @RelianceEnt @FFW_Official @PlanC_Studios @ShitalBhatiaFFW”, he wrote.

Talking about the film in a statement, Ajay said, “I am truly looking forward to playing Chanakya. I’ve followed Neeraj Pandey’s work closely and I know Neeraj will tell this story with the clarity and passion with which it needs to be told.”

Neeraj Pandey is known for films like Special 26, A Wednesday, Baby, and Rustom among others. Commenting on the film, Pandey said, “I have been developing this film on Chanakya for quite some time now. It’s an exciting work of passion for me and I am sure the audiences will love Ajay in his portrayal of the visionary genius.”

The film will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks, and Plan C Studios.

Born in the 4th century BC, Chanakya was not only a great warrior but more known as a teacher, economist, and a political advisor. He played a key role in the establishment of the dynasty of Chandragupta Maurya and was known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta. He also wrote Chanakya Niti and Arthshashtra.

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