Ajay Devgan will be seen playing Chanakya in Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial project. Devgan was last seen in Raid. He took to his Twitter handle and broke this news to his fans. He will be seen playing the role of the biggest political thinker of all times, Chanakya in his next film. He wrote in his tweet, "Looking forward to playing #Chanakya, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian History, directed by @neerajpofficial @RelianceEnt @FFW_Official @PlanC_Studios @ShitalBhatiaFFW." [caption id="attachment_42226" align="alignnone" width="525"] Source[/caption] Neeraj who has helmed superhit blockbuster films like Baby and A Wednesday, will be telling the complete story of Chanakya to everyone around the world. Reliance will be producing the film, after they collaborated for Aiyaary. The film will be telling how Chanakya won over the entire nation of India by making Chandra Gupta Maurya the king of Patliputra. During a press conference, Neeraj said "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." Duirng the same press conference, Ajay added "I am truly looking forward to playing Chanakya. I have observed Neeraj Pandey’s work closely and I know Neeraj will tell this story with the clarity and passion that it needs to be told." The release date of the film and rest of the team of the film is yet to be finalised. ABOUT CHANAKYA Chanakya was the main reason for the establishment of the dynasty of Chandragupt Maurya. He is also known to have written numerous books ike Chanakya Niti and Arthshashtra. He lived during the 371 BC and is assumed to be among the first people in the field of political science and economics in India. He is also known as Vishnugupta and Kautilya. His work in the field of economics is considered very important for the present day economics.