Nana Patekar’s Role Might Be Cut From Housefull 4; Rana Daggubati to Replace Him?

The comedy franchise has been in the eye of a storm post sexual harassment allegations against Nana and director Sajid Khan
Nana Patekar’s Role Might Be Cut From Housefull 4; Rana Daggubati to Replace Him?
Nana Patekar and Rana Daggubati

In what could be an instant–replay version of what transpired after Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was accused of multiple sexual offences, actor Nana Patekar may find his role removed from the underproduction comedy franchise  Housefull  4.

When the revelations of Tanushree Dutta, placed Nana at the centre of a roaring controversy, he was shooting for the comedy franchise, far from Mumbai along with other stars such as Riteish Deshmukh and Akshay Kumar. However, the #metoo allegations hit and all hell broke loose. Despite being defiant initially, Nana had to throw in the towel and announce that he was stepping down from the film. Along with Nana, #metoo also took down the director of the movie, Sajid Khan who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women including a journalist.

So now, after the outraged protests, Patekar could find his role written out of the film. Says a source close to  Housefull 4, “In Hollywood, they scrapped  Kevin Spacey’s role from the film All The  Money In The World and replaced him with Christopher Plummer overnight. Some such surgical operation is definitely a possibility in this case. But instead  of replacing Nana they may cut his role out from the  film.”

However, other reports say, the makers were looking for a replacement and they appear to have found one in Tollywood superstar Rana Daggubati. According to a story in the Bahubali star has been brought in, instead of Nana and he is likely to start shooting from the end of this month.  Evidently, producer Sajid Nadiadwala wants to wrap up the remaining portion of Housefull 4 without any hassle. Earlier, he had replaced director Sajid Khan with Farhad Samji. 

But while Housefull 4 is going through changes, what happens to Super 30, the Vikas Bahl directed film that is also under a cloud after sexual harassment allegations against the filmmaker? Sources close to Nadiadwala discounted all possibilities of scrapping the film and it is likely to release on the scheduled date.

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