Muniratna plans for Chanakya Chandragupta
In the producer’s wishlist of actors for his historical drama are biggies such as Upendra, Puneeth and Sudeep
Producer Muniratna, whose Kurukshetra is currently rolling, opened up on his next project and interestingly, it will be another historical drama. Muniratna has plans for a mega budget venture that has been titled as Chanakya Chandragupta. The producer made an informal announcement to a section of the media recently. He said that the story will get developed soon and he is yet to rope in a director. The historical story is based on the life history of the the 3rd century BC Maurya Emperor Chandragupta, his advisor, Guru Chanakya, the Nanda Dynasty, Alexander The Great and establishment of the Maurya Empire.
A film bearing the same title was released in Telugu in 1977 starring NT Rama Rao, who also directed the film along with Akkineni Nageshwar Rao and Shivaji Ganesan.
Apparently, the filmmaker has a wish list of heroes to be part of the mega project. He wants to rope in Upendra as Chanikya, Puneeth as Chandragupta and Sudeep in the role of Alexander. Munirathna it is said will approach these actors for Chanakya Chandragupta before he decides how to take the project forward.