85-year-old Lucknow woman, Pushpa Joshi prepares to take on a new challenge in life by making her feature film acting debut! She will be essaying the role of Saurabh Shukla's mother in 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 humour. She is 85 and 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 we are looking forward to watching her on big screen.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, RAID is scheduled to release on March 16.