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Poonam Pandey Fakes Death to Raise Cervical Cancer Awareness, Sparks Controversy

In a controversial move that has sparked a nationwide debate, Bollywood actress and model Poonam Pandey recently faked her own death to raise awareness about cervical cancer. The 32-year-old actress, known for her bold and unconventional actions, revealed that the shocking news of her demise was a staged effort to draw attention to this critical health issue.

Pandey’s manager, Parul Chawla, initially announced the actress’s death on her official Instagram page on January 2, claiming that she was in the last stage of cervical cancer. This announcement led to an outpouring of condolences and speculation about the authenticity of the news, with some suspecting a possible hacking of the actress’s account.

However, in a video message shared on her Instagram, Pandey refuted these reports, stating, “I’m alive and well, I didn’t die of cervical cancer.” She issued an apology to her fans who were genuinely saddened by the false news of her death.

Despite the backlash and calls for legal action against her on various platforms, Pandey stands by her decision to use a false death announcement as a means to shed light on cervical cancer. She acknowledged the extreme nature of her approach but claimed that it successfully initiated crucial conversations about the often overlooked disease.

In a series of videos, Pandey passionately advocated for increased awareness surrounding cervical cancer, emphasizing its preventability through early detection and vaccination. She urged her followers to take the matter seriously, stressing that timely awareness could save lives.

However, not everyone is supportive of Pandey’s unique awareness campaign. Renowned actress and producer Ekta Kapoor voiced her disapproval, suggesting legal action against Pandey for what she termed a “wasteful campaign.” Kapoor emphasized the importance of responsible and meaningful initiatives for cancer awareness.

Despite the growing criticism and demands for legal consequences, Pandey asserts that the unconventional campaign has successfully triggered conversations and increased awareness about a disease often overshadowed by other health concerns.

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