In an age when most people thinking of living a relaxed life, Jabalpur’s Pushpa Joshi is gearing up to make her debut in Bollywood. 81 years old, Pushpa Joshi had always been fond of acting and theater, but could not pursue it owing to household responsibilities. But as it is said, “It’s never too late”, she decided to live her dream and pursue acting in a film now when her children are all grown up and independent.
Pushpa Joshi has got her first Bollywood break and will be playing the role of Ajay Devgn’s grandmother in his upcoming film ‘Raid’. Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak and directed by Rajkumar Gupta, the film will have Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz in lead roles. Ajay Devgn will be portraying an income tax officer in the film that is scheduled for release in April 2018.
Joshi’s son shot a short film ‘Jayeza’ featuring her in the role of an elderly person. The film became such a huge success on YouTube that it grabbed filmmakers attention who then approached her for the role in ‘Raid’. Initially, she was reluctant to act in the film since it is difficult to work at the age of 81. But then her children convinced her saying that if she goes ahead, she would be an inspiration for many others and she finally agreed.
These days, Pushpa Joshi is shooting for the film and is such a pro at acting that she completes almost every scene in a single shot. Many times, the crew appreciates and encourages her during the shoot to boost her morale.