We have some just announced cast news for you! Superstar Ajay Devgn has been signed to play the title role in Chanakya. The epic drama is about the the incredible life and teachings of Chanakya, the greatest political thinker, philosopher, economist and royal advisor from ancient Indian history. The film, produced by Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks’ company, Plan C Studio, will be directed by the incredibly talented writer, producer, director Neeraj Pandey.
Commenting on the film, Neeraj Pandey revealed this was a project he long wanted to do, “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.”
Ajay Devgn, looking forward to his first film with Neeraj Pandey, 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.”
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.
Commenting on the collaboration, Shital Bhatia from Plan C 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.”