Media reports have suggested that Rana Daggubati (of Baahubali fame) could replace Nana Patekar in Housefull 4.
The film’s producer, Sajid Nadiadwala nor the new director – Farhad Samji have come out with an official statement.
As reported by a leading Indian media outlet, an industry source has revealed:
“Interestingly, the name of Rana came as a sudden choice. Rana’s name sounds like Nana, and then the makers decided to ask the south actor if he was keen on working in the film and whether he would have the dates for the same.
While Rana seems to have agreed, the paperwork and other details are being worked out at the moment and an official announcement will come soon.”
It is being said that Rana will join the team of Housefull 4 in the coming week.
Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan were accused of sexual harassment in the ongoing Me Too movement.
Tanushree Dutta alleged that Nana had sexually harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008.
Sajid was accused by actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White and journalist Karishma Upadhyay in separate cases.
The fourth instalment of the hit comedy franchise Housefull is based on the theme of reincarnation.
According to producer Sajid Nadiadwala, Housefull 4 will be the highest budgeted Indian comedy film.