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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ajay Devgn to play title role in Neeraj Pandey's 'Chanakya'

Ajay Devgn to play title role in Neeraj Pandey's 'Chanakya'

Bollywood actor best known for the Golmaal series, Ajay Devgn has announced that he will play the role of Chanakya in the next movie directed by Neeraj Pandey
The film will be based on his life and teachings, who is widely considered one of the greatest political thinkers and economist of the country. Actor Ajay Devgn confirmed the news on his official Twitter handle and tweeted, “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”

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
Chanakya will be directed by Neeraj Pandey, Pandey has previously directed films like A Wednesday (2008), Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), Rustom (2016), MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, and the latest Aiyaary (2018). Since it’s the first collaboration between Neeraj and Ajay, we can’t hide our excitement for Chanakya. The film will be produced under the banners of Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks’ Plan C Studios. Since Ajay is currently busy with many projects, it’ll be interesting to see how removes time for Chanakya from his hectic schedule. 

Confirming the news, Pandey said in a statement, "I have been developing this film on Chanakya for quite some time now. It is an exciting work of passion for me, and I am sure the audiences will love Ajay in his portrayal of the visionary genius."
Says Ajay, who teams up the director for the first time with this project: “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.”
Commenting on the Ajay-Neeraj collaboration, Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment, which is producing the film, said, “Epic characters such as Chanakya have an everlasting sense of mystery and legend around them. 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.”
Details of the cast and crew are yet unknown and the release date is yet to be finalised.

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