Ashutosh to helm the cinematic adaption of ‘Chanakya’s Chant’

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has been approached by UTV Motion Pictures to work on a film based on Ashwin Sanghi’s bestseller ‘Chanakya’s Chant’.

It is believed that UTV bought the rights of the book sometime ago and wanted Ashutosh to direct the film. Talking to a daily, a source said, “‘Chanakya’s Chant’ was released on January 26, last year and became a national best seller within two months. UTV recently bought the rights and after giving it much thought they decided that Ashutosh Gowariker would be the best person to direct the film.”

“UTV and Ashutosh previously worked together in ‘Swades,’ ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ and ‘What’s Your Rashee.’ The officials of the production house have already met with Ashutosh, who loved the book. As of now, the technicalities are being worked out. The rest of the details are yet to be finalised.”

When contacted, both the director and the production house remained unavailable for comment.

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