The actor Ajay Devgn and the director Neeraj Pandey are teaming up for a historical biopic and the actor-director duo will be making a story on the greatest thinkers in the Indian History– Chanakya.
This is the first collaboration between Devgn and Pandey, will be materialized for the movie Indian History—Chanakya, after some of the successful and critically acclaimed movie helmed by him, such as A Wednesday!, Special 26, Baby and Rustom among others.
Devgn will be playing the 4th century BC scholar, economist and political strategist, Chanakya, in the movie, as of now titled as Indian History– Chanakya.
The actor declared the same on his official Twitter account.
In his twitter account, Ajay Devgn writes.
“Looking forward to playing #Chanakya, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian History, directed by @neerajpofficial,” Devgn tweeted.
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 11, 2018
In 2002, Devgn played essayed the charismatic and historical role of a socialist revolutionary who fought for Indian independence, Bhagat Singh, in Rajkumar Santoshi’s commercially successful and critically acclaimed movie The Legend of Bhagat Singh.
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.”
The announcement was made on Wednesday.
“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 Devgan is itself something that fans have been waiting for a long time to see on the big screen.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Reliance Entertainment
Pandey has been developing the story and a periodic drama on Chanakya from quite some time already.
“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 is looking forward to his first collaboration with Pandey in this historical drama.
“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.”
Ajay Devgan, The Movie Actor.
“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.”
Shital Bhatia from Plan C
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