85-year-old woman from Lucknow makes her debut with Ajay Devgn in Raid


85-year old Lucknow woman, Pushpa Joshi prepares to take on a new challenge in life; making her feature film acting debut. She will be seen essaying the role of Saurabh Shukla’s mother in the film ‘Raid’.

Ajay Devgn, who was shooting with Pushpa Joshi went out of the way to make her comfortable on the set. In fact he was very particular about his shooting schedules with her. He would even make sure that her scenes were given utmost priority and she would not have to wait on the set for her scene. Not just him, the whole cast and crew was very accommodating towards her and indeed took great care of her!

Talking about her casting, director Raj Kumar Gupta says, “Pushpa Joshi was a darling on the set. Everyone wanted to be around her because she is charming, graceful and has a great sense of humor. She is 85 – I was really flabbergasted by her professionalism. She remembered her lines, she was always smiling and was a bundle of energy. For me she is also a living example – if you want to do something from heart age is just a number. It was an absolute pleasure working with her and I wish her good health and good luck.”

Truly, talent has no age and surely Pushpa Joshi will be appreciated by the industry fraternity and audiences.

Gulshan Kumar & T-Series present, A Panorama Studios Production, Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, ‘Raid’ is directed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The film releases on 16 March 2018.


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