We had earlier told you about how Nana Patekar has walked out of Housefull 4, following accusations of misbehaving with actress Tanushree Dutta in 2008. He is the second person associated with Housefull 4 to be ousted from the project, after Sajid Khan, who face more serious allegations, has been replaced as a director by Farhad Samji. We had also mentioned that the makers have already looked at a replacement for Nana and that happened to be none other than Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. THIS Actor Will Replace Nana Patekar in Housefull 4 and It’s Neither Anil Kapoor nor Sanjay Dutt!
Now the speculation has been confirmed straight from the horse's mouth. Rana has told Mumbai Mirror about his involvement in the film. Housefull 4 will mark his second film with the lead star Akshay Kumar, after the 2015 film Baby. Speaking about working in Housefull 4, Rana revealed, “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, Sajid (Nadiadwala) and Farhad (Samji) is something I am really looking forward to." Jackie Shroff on #MeToo Allegations Against Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan: If They Are Not Removed, There Might Be an Agitation.
Housefull 4 also stars Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde. For the first time in the series, the movie will deal with themes of reincarnation. Housefull 4, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, is scheduled to release in 2019.