Is Poonam Pandey really dead? Publicity stunt? Here's what we know
Poonam Pandey has clarified on Instagram that she is alive, refuting earlier reports that she had succumbed to cervical cancer.
Poonam Pandey has clarified on Instagram that she is alive, refuting earlier reports that she had succumbed to cervical cancer. The model and reality TV star explained that her seemingly shocking "death" post was intended to spark a conversation about cervical cancer awareness.
In her statement, Poonam Pandey expressed regret for any distress caused by the post and apologized to those she may have hurt. She emphasized the need for open discussions on cervical cancer, a preventable disease that claims many lives. Pandey urged the public to focus on the importance of the HPV vaccine and early detection tests in preventing fatalities from cervical cancer.
The model has faced criticism on social media for what some perceive as "faking her death" for the purpose of spreading awareness. Previously, her team had issued a statement announcing her death from cervical cancer, which had shocked the entertainment industry. Many, however, questioned the authenticity of the news, citing recent sightings of Poonam Pandey at an event in Goa just three days prior.
Poonam Pandey gained fame during the 2011 Cricket World Cup with a bold promise related to the Indian cricket team's performance. Over the years, she has maintained a controversial public persona, often making headlines with explicit content on social media. In 2022, she participated in the reality show 'Lock Upp' led by Kangana Ranaut and has also appeared in several films.