Entertainment (November 01, 2018): Rana Daggubati has replaced Nana Patekar who exited Housefull 4 post the sexual harassment allegations against him by actor Tanushree Dutta.
Controversy-marred Bollywood film ‘Housefull 4’ following sexual harassment row that saw director Sajid Khan and veteran actor has roped in south-Indian film star Rana Dagubatti in Patekar’s role.
Baahubali fame Rana Daggubati has joined the ensemble cast of Housefull 4, which includes Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde and others. The actor will replace Nana Patekar in the film.
This is for the first time that Rana will star in a comedy franchise, and the actor is quite excited about it.The fiasco over Housefull 4 started when model/actress Tanushree Dutta leveled sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar saying he had harassed her in 2008 on the sets of ‘Horn OK Pleassss’.
The famed actor had to step away from the production that stars Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde and others.
The film was earlier being directed by Sajid Khan. Now, Housefull 3 director Farhad Samji has taken over the reins of Housefull 4 after Sajid stepped down from the role amid sexual harassment allegations against him.