Poonam Pandey says she faked her 'demise'

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Tripti Nath • 24 d ago
Actress Poonam Pandey says she is alive
Actress Poonam Pandey says she is alive


New Delhi

In an unbelievable turn of events, actress and model Poonam Pandey resurfaced on her official Instagram account to say that she is alive and that she had faked her demise due to cervical cancer.

In a brief message on her official Instagram account, Poonam Pandey said, " Hi everyone.It is Poonam.I am alive. I didn't die of cervical cancer. I can;t say that about those hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives because of cervical cancer. I am sorry I have cuased this tear and hurt.''


The 32 year-old actress said, " I feel compelled to share something significant with you all- I am here, alive. She said that Cervical cancer didn't claim me, but tragically, it has claimed the lives of thousands of women who suffered from a lack of knowledge on how to tackle with this disease.''

She further said, " Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer is entirely preventable. The key lies in the HPV vaccine and early detection tests. We have the means to enusre no one loses their life to this disease. Let's empower one another with critical awareness and ensure every woman is informed about the steps to take. Visit the link in the bio to delve deeper into what can be done. Together, let's strive to put an end to the devastating impact of the disease and bring #DeathToCervicalCancer.''

In another Insta message, Poonam said that her stunt was aimed at spreading awareness on cervical cancer.

The outpourinng of grief following the news of her sudden death in her home town, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, turned into rage on social media.

Poonam's official Instagram account posted an update announcing her death. The news was confirmed to ANI on Friday by Parul Chawla, her media manager. 

A post on Pandey's official Instagram account read, "This morning is a tough one for us. 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."
Vinit Kakar, who competed alongside Poonam Pandey in the first season of the reality TV series "Lock Upp," hosted by Kangana Ranaut, called the news of the star's passing "100% fake".
As per IANS, while speaking about Pandey's death, Kakar said, "I get the feeling this news is fake. I know Poonam, she is a strong lady. I have spent two weeks with her on the show 'Lock Upp'. I know her personality and character... She is a very strong lady."
"This was three or four months back. We partied together and I never got the feeling that she was suffering from any serious illness. She was looking healthy and was in good spirits," he added.
Many people on X (previously known as Twitter) and Instagram have expressed shock in response to the news of Poonam's sudden death, which has taken over social media.
Now, a few internet users are also questioning the accuracy of the report.