Ajay Devgn to play this character in Neeraj Pandey’s film

Bollywood seems to be in love with biopics and period dramas. After the stupendous success of ‘Sanju‘ a biopic on Sanjay Dutt and ‘Padmaavat’ the story of Rani Padmavati, we now have a film based on 4th century BC scholar, advisor, economist, and political strategist ‘Chanakya’.

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks company,  recently announced their next film ‘Chanakya’. Bollywood’s Singham, Ajay Devgn has been signed for the titular role in the movie that will be helmed by Neeraj Pandey.

Devgn took to his Twitter handle and shared the news. He 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.

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Ajay Devgn, shared his excitement on working with Neeraj Pandey for the first time, he 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.”

Director Neeraj Pandey added, “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 4th century BC scholar, advisor, economist and political strategist, Chanakya also known as Kautilya and Vishnugupta is said to have played a major role in establishing the Chandragupta Maurya dynasty. A pioneer in the field of political science and economics, he has also written epic books like ‘Chanakya Niti’ and ‘Arthshashtra’.

It will be interesting to see Ajay Devgn playing this powerful historical character.

On the work front, Ajay Devgn is busy with ‘Total Dhamaal’ and Luv Ranjan’s next with Ranbir Kapoor .