Amidst allegations Nana Patekar drops out of Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Housefull 4’
Actor Nana Patekar was accused by actress Tanushree Dutta of sexual harassment on the sets of ‘OK Horn Pleassss’. The ‘Dhol’ star had added that he not only harassed her but also tried to intimidate her by goons of a political party who attacked her car while she and her father were inside it. The actress has filed a police complaint against Nana, Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and the film’s director Rakesh Sarang as she wants them to face consequences for their actions. Nana Patekar too has sent a legal notice to Tanushree asking her to apologise to him.
Yesterday after Sajid Khan was dropped as the director of ‘Housefull 4′, now Nana has decided to opt out of the film due to the harassment case lodged against him. The news was confirmed by his son Malhar to ANI.
Without elaborating much on the subject he said, “Nana saheb thought of the convenience of everybody as he wishes the best for the producer [and] the crew [and] hence felt that stepping out of the project would be an appropriate thing to do at this point of time.”
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: Malhar Nana Patekar, son of #NanaPatekar
— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2018
Earlier Sajid Khan the director of the film who was also accused of sexual misconduct by a journalist and two actresses was also asked to step down from the project.
The director took to his social media handle and shared a statement today confirming that he will no longer be wearing the director’s hat for ‘Housefull 4’.
Check out his tweet here.
— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) October 12, 2018
We wonder who will take over this project and who will be replacing Nana as has already shot a few portions of the film.