Actor Nana Patekar, who quit Housefull 4 after being accused in a decade-old sexual harassment case by actress Tanushree Dutta, has been replaced by Rana Daggubati in the film. He was given a story last week and he signed the film on Monday.
Rana Daggubati said, “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 sort like Housefull and it’s always exciting to work with different genres.” Rana and Akshay were co-stars of 2015 spy thriller Baby.
He is expected to join team Housefull 4 this week as he is currently shooting in Mumbai. The Mumbai Mirror report states that he will apparently play a ghazal singer and the portions which Nana Patekar shot in Jaisalmer.
Nana Patekar quit Housefull 4 the same day as Akshay Kumar cancelled the shooting of the film over charges against team members including Sajid Khan, who was also accused of sexual harassment by three women in #MeToo, stepped down from the director’ post pending investigation on the same day.