Age no bar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Mar 2018 11:01:27


 

“The 85-year old debutante (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 humour.”

Pushpa Joshi, a 85-year old Lucknow woman, is all prepared 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.


Ace actor 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. The rest of the cast replicated the actor’s gesture towards her. 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 humour. 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.
Written by Ritesh Shah, Raid features Ajay Devgn and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead. It also features Saanand Verma and Saurabh Shukla in key roles. It is about a real-life story of IT officer Amay Patnaik, who carried out a raid on the premises of Rameshwar ‘Rajaji’ Singh (Saurabh Shukla).
Raid directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, releases on March 16.