Pushpa Joshi, who was seen in Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Raid that released in 2018 passed away on Tuesday. Pushpa ji had portrayed the role of Saurabh Shukla’s mother in this Raj Kumar Gupta’ directorial. She had made her debut in Raid and won a lot of appreciation for her performance. Director Raj Kumar Gupta announced this news on Twitter sharing a picture with Pushpa Joshi. He wrote, “Very sad to hear about the passing away of Pushpa Joshi ji. One of the highlights of my directing career was watching you perform in RAID. You were a live wire on and off the sets. Wherever you are you will be smiling and spreading happiness Dadi ji. We will miss you. RIP.”
Casting director Shikha Pradeep also shared a beautiful picture of the actress on social media and wrote, “The oldest debutant in Hindi cinema who at the age of 85 started her acting career with the movie Raid , played so many characters with such a ease be it in films or it is in tvcs (Fevikwik dadi) where I got a chance to cast her and many other different roles that everyone fell in love with her On 26th Nov’19 she breathed her last, we lost this shining star forever Farewell Pushpaji, Rest in peace.”
After Raid was released, audiences went gaga over Pushpa Joshi’s character. They called her as ‘Swag wali dadi’. She had become everyone’s favourite on the set including the lead actor Ajay Devgn. We are extremely sorry for the loss of Pushpa Joshi’s family. May her soul RIP.