Renowned Bollywood actor and model Poonam Pandey has refuted recent reports of her demise, revealing that the shocking news of her death was a staged effort to draw attention to the critical issue of cervical cancer.
In a video message shared on her Instagram today, the 32-year-old actress clarified, “I’m alive and well, I didn’t die of cervical cancer.”
Poonam Pandey, known for her bold and unconventional moves, issued an apology to her fans who were genuinely saddened by the false news of her death.
Social media has been abuzz with criticism, with users expressing displeasure over her unconventional approach to raise awareness about cervical cancer. Calls for legal action against the actress have gained momentum on various platforms.
In a series of videos, Pandey passionately advocated for increased awareness surrounding cervical cancer, emphasizing its preventability through early detection.
The actress urged followers to take the matter seriously, stressing that timely awareness and vaccination could save lives. She acknowledged the extreme nature of her approach but claimed that it successfully initiated crucial conversations about the often overlooked disease.
Ekta Kapoor calls for legal action
Not everyone is supportive of Poonam Pandey’s unique awareness campaign. Renowned actress and producer Ekta Kapoor voiced her disapproval, suggesting legal action against Pandey for what she termed a “wasteful campaign.”
Kapoor emphasized the importance of responsible and meaningful initiatives for cancer awareness.
Manager’s announcement sparks confusion
The saga began on January 2 when Poonam Pandey’s manager, Parul Chawla, announced the actress’s death on her official Instagram page. The post claimed Poonam was in the last stage of cervical cancer, leaving fans and followers shocked.
The announcement prompted an outpouring of condolences and speculation about the authenticity of the news, with some suspecting a possible hacking of the actress’s account.
Despite the growing criticism and demands for legal consequences, Poonam Pandey stands by her decision to use a false death announcement as a means to shed light on cervical cancer. The actress asserts that the unconventional campaign has successfully triggered conversations and increased awareness about a disease often overshadowed by other health concerns.
In a turn of events that captivated social media, Poonam Pandey’s fabricated demise has sparked a nationwide debate on the appropriate methods for raising awareness about critical health issues.