According to the latest reports, actor Rana Daggubati has replaced Nana Patekar in ‘Housefull 4’ after the latter was accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta. Nana
Patekar had stepped down from his role after the accusations were made against him.
The Baahubali actor spoke to Mumbai Mirror and confirmed the same.
“It is always good to find work outside of Hyderabad, get to learn so much and do so many new things. I’ve never been part of a genre like Housefull and it’s always exciting to work with different genres. Working with Akshay Kumar again (after Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action-spy thriller Baby), Sajid Nadiadwala and Farhad Samji is something I am really looking forward to,” he said.
According to the same report, Rana will be joining the cast of Housefull 4 in Mumbai next week. He is reportedly playing the role of a ghazal singer in the film
The movie also has a new director. Sajid Khan also stepped down from as the director of the film after he, too, was accused of sexual harassment by four women. He was replaced by Farhad Samji.
The slapstick comedy stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde.