In a shocking turn of events, actor and ‘Lock Upp’ fame Poonam Pandey has revealed that she faked her own death as part of a campaign to raise awareness about cervical cancer. The news of her demise had spread like wildfire, causing a frenzy among fans and the media.
Pandey took to Instagram to clarify the situation, sharing a video where she announced, “I feel compelled to share something significant with you all – I am here, alive. Cervical Cancer didn’t claim me.” She apologized for any distress caused and explained that her stunt was aimed at shedding light on the importance of cervical cancer awareness.
In a subsequent Instagram post, Poonam Pandey emphasized the preventability of cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine and early detection tests. She urged followers to empower one another with critical awareness and ensure every woman is informed about the steps to take. Pandey encouraged people to visit the link in her bio for more information, stating, “Together, let’s strive to put an end to the devastating impact of the disease and bring #DeathToCervicalCancer.”
In a personalized video on Instagram, Pandey further clarified, “I am alive. I didn’t die because of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, I cannot say that about those hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives because of cervical cancer.”
On Friday, a post was shared on Pandey’s official Instagram handle suggesting her demise due to cervical cancer, and her media manager, Parul Chawla, also confirmed the news at that time.
Following Pandey’s revelation of faking her death, she faced backlash on social media for the unconventional awareness approach. Some criticized her for making light of a serious topic, while others questioned the choice of such a method to raise awareness.
In another video shared on Instagram, Poonam Pandey apologized to her fans for spreading fake news of her demise, expressing regret for causing distress and hurt. She clarified that her intention was to draw attention to cervical cancer, a disease that often goes unnoticed, and expressed pride in the impact her stunt had on initiating conversations about the issue.
Poonam Pandey is known for her bold photos and videos and made her acting debut in the film ‘Nasha’ in 2013. She also appeared in Kangana Ranaut’s reality show ‘Lock Upp’. The unexpected revelation has sent shockwaves across the entertainment industry, sparking discussions on the appropriateness of the awareness campaign approach.