Rasika Joshi, one of the finest actresses of Marathi entertainment industry,
passed away on Thursday. She was 39. Rasika who who was recently active with her
memorable roles in sensational Marathi play 'White Lily aani Night Rider' and the
role of Motiben in Imagine's TV serial 'Bandini' was fighting a personal battle
against cancer, for quite sometime. She was suffering from Blood Cancer and was
required to undergo the process of blood transfusions at regular intervals.
She was in the second stage of cancer and her condition had worsened which
forced her to take a break from the shows she was performing. In the past, she
bounced back after treatment and even went on to bag awards for her performance
in the popular Marathi drama 'White Lily aani Night Rider', which was also
adjudged the best play during many popular awards. Rasika also performed in many
Hindi films. She was offered prominent roles by Ram Gopal Verma. She will be
remembered for her meorable roles in Bollywood as Mrs.Singh in 'Gayab' as Rukma
in 'Vaastu Shastra' .Some of her other movies were 'Bhoot Uncle' , 'Ek Hasina
Thi', 'Darna Zaroori Hai', 'Malamaal Weekly', 'Billu Barber' and 'Johnny Gaddaar'.
Rasika was also a writer for one of the Marathi movies called 'Yanda Kartavya
Aahe'. With her passing away, the entertainment industry has suffered a big loss.