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Ajay Devgn to play Chanakya in Neeraj Pandey's next

Last Modified Wednesday, 11 July 2018 (14:43 IST)
New Delhi: Bollywood superstar is all set to play greatest thinkers in the Indian history - in Neeraj Pandey's next directorial.

Ajay will be playing the titular role in the epic drama 'Chanakya'.

Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter on Wednesday to announce the news.



Commenting on the film, 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."

''I am truly looking forward to playing 'Chanakya'. I have 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,'' Ajay said.

Commenting on the collaboration, Shital Bhatia from Plan C Studios said, ''Chanakya, as a character has always fascinated us, and his practice of political statecraft changed the course of India's ancient history. We are delighted to bring this epic story to our audiences.''

Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment said, ''Epic characters such as 'Chanakya' have an everlasting sense of mystery and legend around them. We have no doubt that the movie, Chanakya, will be received enthusiastically by modern audiences, providing serious insights into the art of running a state, based on the practical learning and teachings of the greatest master himself 'Chanakya'. The collaboration between Neeraj Pandey and Ajay Devgn is itself something that fans have been waiting for a long time to see on the big screen.''

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.

Produced by Anil D Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks' company, Plan C Studios, 'Chanakya' is based on the incredible life and teachings of Chanakya, the greatest political thinker, philosopher, economist and royal advisor from ancient Indian history.

The rest of the cast is yet to be announced. (UNI)

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