Confirmed: Farhad Samji replaces Sajid Khan as ‘Housefull 4’ director
After several women came forward and accused filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexually harassing them, the makers of the upcoming comedy film ‘Housefull 4′ decided to drop Sajid as the director. Soon after their announcement, everyone was wondering who will be taking over the reigns of the film now.
Rumours of either Sajid Nadiadwala or Samji Farhad of Sajid-Farhad fame replacing Khan started doing the rounds. However, the makers of ‘Housefull 4’ have now confirmed that the film will be directed by Farhad Samji. The spokesperson of the film’s production house told PTI, “Director of ‘Housefull 3’, Farhad Samji, will now direct ‘Housefull 4’.”
Sajid-Farhad have previously directed films like ‘Entertainment‘ and ‘Housefull 3’. And now Samji will be directing the fourth instalment of the hit franchise.
After Sajid Khan was dropped from the film, Nana Patekar too stepped out of the film as a harassment case has been filed against him by actress Tanushree Dutta. Announcing Nana’s exit from the film, his son Malhar told ANI, “Nana saheb thought of the convenience of everybody as he wishes the best for the producer & the crew & hence felt that stepping out of the project would be an appropriate thing to do at this point of time.”
Now it has to be seen when the shooting of this film will resume, as Akshay Kumar has requested the producers to cancel the shoot until further investigations.
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