Pushpa Joshi, cool grandmother in Ajay Devgn starrer 'Raid' no more

Pushpa Joshi was Bollywood's oldest debutante at 85 Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 29, 2019, 01.08 PM (IST)

Remember that whacky dadi from Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Raid’ who helps him unknowingly in unearthing the illegal money in the film? She is no more.

Pushpa Joshi who was Bollywood’s oldest debutante at the age of 85 with ‘Raid’ died on Tuesday. Director Raj Kumar Gupta shared a tweet remembering the actress fondly. 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,” Gupta wrote.

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Casting director Shikha Pradeep also mourned Pushpa Joshi’s loss. In a Facebook post, she 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,” Shikha added.

Pushpa Joshi was cast in ‘Raid’ after the makers saw her in the short film ‘Zaayka’. She is also fondly remembered for her appearance in an advertisement for glue brand Fevikwik.