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In the light of the allegations, Nana Patekar had to bow out of the movie. And now, Rana Daggubati has replaced him in the film. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, the actor confirmed, “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 (after Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action-spy thriller Baby), Sajid (Nadiadwala) and Farhad (Samji) is something I am really looking forward to." Rana signed on the dotted line on Monday.
Nana Patekar And Rana Daggubati
The rumours about Rana replacing Nana have been doing the rounds of social media since the past couple of weeks. However, it's only now that the news has got confirmed. Reports say that Rana will be playing the role of a ghazal singer and will be joining the shoot this week. Nana had shot for a few scenes of the movie in the Jaisalmer schedule, which Rana will be reshooting in Mumbai.
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Not only Nana, the film has also seen a change in its director- from Sajid Khan to Farhad Samji. Sajid has been accused by a few women of sexual misconduct in the ongoing #MeToo movement, and in the light of those allegations, he has decided to step down from the director's chair. The film which stars Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde, is set to release next year.
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