Actor Rana Daggubati has reportedly replaced actor Nana Patekar in Housefull 4 after the latter was accused of sexual harassment by Tanushree Dutta. Patekar had stepped down from his role after the accusations were made against him.

The "Baahubali" star shared the news on Twitter and said he will be starting shoot for the project soon.


"Heading to the sets of Housefull 4. Shooting in Mumbai after a very long time!!" Daggubati wrote.

His casting comes weeks after veteran actor Nana Patekar stepped aside from the project in wake of allegations of harassment against him by actor Tanushree Dutta.

Earlier, director Sajid Khan, who had started shooting the film, quit after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.

Besides Akshay, Housefull 4 cast also includes Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde.

Farhad Samji is directing the film, which is expected to hit the screens next year.