Indian actress and mannequin Poonam Pandey has been on the receiving finish of extreme criticism and trolling after she faked her death to create consciousness about cervical cancer. Several social media customers reprimanded her for utilizing such a method.
While the trolling is but to subside, Poonam Pandey has hit the headlines after she landed in authorized hassle. A INR 100 crore defamation (USD 12 million) case has been filed against the actress and her husband, Sam Bombay, for the publicity stunt.
An FIR has been lodged with the Kanpur Police Commissioner in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh. The grievance has been filed by Faizan Ansari. The FIR mentions that he’s submitting a defamation declare of INR 100 crore against the actress and her husband.
Further, he requested to difficulty an arrest warrant against the couple and current them within the Kanpur courtroom.
“Poonam Pandey and her husband Sam Bombay each conspired to fake her death. At the identical time, an enormous joke has been made a couple of illness like cancer. Poonam Pandey created this recreation for her personal publicity and has performed with the belief of crores of Indians in addition to your entire Bollywood trade,” acknowledged the FIR.
Cervical cancer ‘claims’ Poonam Pandey
On February 2, Pandey’s workforce claimed she died on Thursday evening on the age of 32.
“This morning is a tricky one for us. Deeply saddened to tell you that we now have misplaced our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every residing kind that ever got here involved along with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we’d request for privateness whereas we keep in mind her fondly for all that we shared.”
The information began trending within the nation as condolences began to pour in. Later, on Saturday, she shared a video on her Instagram and revealed that it was a stunt, and he or she is alive. Pandey stated she wished to lift consciousness about cervical cancer by way of the stunt.