Arvind Joshi, who is the father of Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi passed away at Nanavati Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai at around 3.00 am today. He was 84 years old and was struggling with age-related complications. Prem Chopra, the nephew actor Arvind Joshi, confirmed his death to ABP News. Arvind Joshi was a known actor and director in the Gujarati theatre.
Arvind is survived by his wife and two children – “3 Idiots” actor Sharman and Mansi, who is married to actor Rohit Roy.
The senior Joshi was the brother-in-law of actress Sarita Joshi and uncle of actress Ketki Dave.
Besides gracing the theatre stage, Joshi has also worked in Bollywood films like “Apmaan Ki Aag”, “Sholay”, and “Ittefaq”.
Days before his father’s demise, Sharman, who is married to Prem Chopra’s daughter Prerana opened up on how says he still feels like an outsider and feels sorry for himself for not being connected to the star parivaars of Bollywood.
Joshi has worked in Bollywood for over two decades now. While he understands how the film industry and the connections work, he says he still feels like an outsider.
“I still feel like an outsider,” Sharman tells IANS, adding: “I understand that there is a certain monogamy of certain generations of families that have been in business, and tomorrow my children would enjoy the fruit of my presence in the Hindi cinema. I have established relationships with people, and they will get the advantage. It is about the time spent in the business and familiarity. There have been experiences and adventures that people share.