Actor Ajay Devgn will play the eponymous role of Chanakya in the Neeraj Panday-directed historical biopic on the master economist and royal advisor to the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta. Ajay Devgn is collaborating with Neeraj Pandey (known for films like Special 26 and Baby) for the first time and the Shivaay actor is excited about the new 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," Ajay Devgn said in a statement, reports news agency PTI. The filmmaker hasn't revealed who will play the role of Chandragupta Maurya in the film.