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Ajay Devgn To Play Indian Philosopher ‘Chanakya’ In Upcoming Biopic

Ajay Devgn is one of the most versatile actors in the movie industry. He has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades and has given us various iconic roles!

He is the type of actor who’s not only able to be a complete badass but also show some chocolate boy’s innocence. Whether its Singham or Ishq, Ajay Devgn has proved his mettle again and again.

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He will be essaying the role of Chanakya for his next film with director Neeraj Pandey. Neeraj is known for directing movies like Special 26, A Wednesday and Baby among others.

Chanakya was a well-known teacher, philosopher, economist, and royal advisor. It is said that he had a major role in setting up the Chandragupta Maurya. He was known as the pioneer of political science in ancient India.

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Talking about the movie, Ajay Devgn 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.

Neeraj Pandey said in a statement, “I have been developing this film on Chanakya for some time now. It is an exciting work of passion for me, and I am sure audiences will love Ajay’s portrayal of the visionary genius.”

And after announcing Chanakya, the actor has announced one more biopic today. The movie is based on India’s legendary Football coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The biopic is going to be directed by Amit Sharma who just completed his debut directorial venture Badhaai Ho featuring Sanya Malhotra and Ayushmann Khurrana. The film will be jointly produced Boney Kapoor, Zee Studios, and Fresh Lime Studios.

Talking about the film, Boney told TOI, “I was amazed that not many are aware of someone as significant as Syed Abdul Rahim. He’s an unsung hero whose achievements must be saluted. His team had heroes like Chunni Goswami, P.K. Banerjee, Balaram, Franco and Arun Ghosh.

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It takes someone like Ajay Devgn to play Syed Abdul Rahim. With him on board, I can just hope that our film inspires youngsters to play football, and India soon to bring the World Cup home.”

On the professional front, Ajay Devgn will be seen in Total Dhamaal. The film is directed by Indra Kumar and is set to hit the screens on December 7. What do you think of it? Comment below!