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Ajay Devgn’s ‘Raid’ Co-Star Pushpa Joshi Passes Away at 85

She made her Bollywood debut with the film.

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Pushpa Joshi with <i>Raid</i> director Raj Kumar Gupta.
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Pushpa Joshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn in Raid in 2018, passed away on 26 November. She was 85 years old. Joshi played the role of Saurabh Shukla’s mother in the film. Raid director Raj Kumar Gupta took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “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, ” he wrote. He also shared a picture where he was snapped posing with the late actor.

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Casting director Shikha Pradeep has also penned a heartwarming note on social media. “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,” she wrote.

Pushpa Joshi was popularly known as “Swag wali dadi” on the Internet.

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