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

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

will essay the eponymous role in "Chanakya", a historical drama on to the first Mauryan

The film will be directed by

The 49-year-old actor, who will be collaborating with Pandey for the first time, said he is excited to work with the

"I am truly looking forward to playing 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," Devgn said in a statement.

Pandey said "Chanakya" is a passion project on which he has been working on for a while.

"I have been developing this film on 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," he said.

The film will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks and Plan C Studios.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 10:00 IST
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