Poonam Pandey’s fake death has caused a stir on the internet. The actress-model is facing immense backlash on social media and the masses are highly criticizing her awareness move. On Friday, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) released a statement and condemned Pandey’s disgraceful actions.
The association even had an FIR to be filed against the model for faking her death. Taking to their official X account on Saturday, AICWA stated, “Using the guise of cervical cancer for self-promotion is not acceptable.”
Suresh Shyamlal Gupta, president of the association issued in a statement on Saturday that he demands for an FIR to be filed against the actress.
On the 2nd of February, Poonam Pandey’s team updated a post on the actress’s Instagram account, announcing her death due to cervical cancer. The next day, on the 3rd, the actress posted new videos of herself stating that the stunt was performed to create awareness about cervical cancer.
Reacting to Poonam’s fake death, Suresh Shyamlal Gupta told ANI that, “Is this a joke?… You stooped so low for cheap publicity. No one has stooped this low in the Bollywood industry… You have played with the sentiments of the people… There is a way to raise awareness. You can approach the government, an NGO or do a media conference… I have asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner that an FIR should be registered against Poonam Pandey and her manager…”
AICWA posted a tweet on X stating, “The Fake PR stunt by Model and Actress Poonam Pandey is highly wrong. Using the guise of Cervical Cancer for self-promotion is not acceptable. After this news, people may hesitate to believe any death news in the Indian film industry. No one in the film industry stoops to such levels for PR.”
The tweet also mentioned further that, “Poonam Pandey’s manager had confirmed the False News, so there should be an FIR against Poonam Pandey and her manager to prevent anyone exploiting their own death news for personal gains (PR). The entire Indian film industry, along with the entire nation, paid tribute.”
On Saturday, the actress posted a fresh video of herself stating that she is alive and hadn’t died of cervical cancer. Though it was a stunt performed to spread critical awareness about cervical cancer. In a follow-up video, she even apologized to everyone for her actions.
The post shared by her team for her fake death read, “Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared.”