UTV Motion Pictures has acquired rights to Ashwin Sanghi’s book – Chanakya’s Chant. The interesting fast-paced story of the bestseller, based on politics in two radically different eras, will now be adapted into a film by the studio.
Chanakya’s Chant is a historical political thriller released in January 2011. The book narrates two parallel political tales, one in Chanakya’s puranic Bharat 2300 years ago and the other in post-independence contemporary India. While the ancient story is largely historical, based upon Chanakya’s rise to power and the clever tactics applied by him towards installing Chandragupta Maurya on the throne, the modern story is mostly fictional and tells the tale of Kanpur’s Pandit Gangasagar Mishra who draws inspiration from the master strategist Chanakya and employs his strategies in a modern context to get his protégée Chandini Gupta appointed to the highest office in India.
“While the film is currently in its scripting stage, we are in talks with top notch writers and directors to make this the next big political drama after Raajneeti” said Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures.