Farhad Samji to direct 'Housefull 4' after Sajid Khan's exit
October 13, 2018  19:48
The producers of Housefull 4 on Saturday announced that Farhad Samji will be taking over the directing duties of the film after the exit of Sajid Khan.
Sajid announced his departure on Friday after three women actors and a journalist accused him of sexual harassment.

The film is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.

In a statement, a spokesperson of the production house said, "Director of 'Housefull 3', Farhad Samji, will now direct Housefull 4."

Farhad Samji had co-directed the franchise's previous entry "Housefull 3" along with his brother Sajid Samji.

The film's lead star Akshay Kumar announced on Friday that the shooting has been put on hold for now.

"I've just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I've requested the producers of Housefull 4 to cancel the shoot until further investigation," he wrote on Twitter. 

"This is something that requires stringent action. I will not work with any proven offenders and all those who have been subjugated to harassment should be heard and given the justice they deserve," the 51-year-old actor added.

Soon after, Sajid said he was taking the "moral responsibility" to step down till he can allay the allegations.

"In the wake of the allegations against me and the pressure being put on my family, my producer and the stars of my film 'Housefull 4', I must take the moral responsibility of stepping down from my directorial post, till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth.. Request my friends in the media to kindly not pass judgement till the truth is out," he said.

-- PTI
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