Poonam Pandey says she is hurt as she has been targeted for her debut film Nasha. Her posters for the film have angered members of a political party, who have even pulled them down. The actress says she is hurt, but on the other hand she also mentions that she loves publicity and enjoys all sorts of controversies.
"This has hurt me. I don't normally allow myself to get affected. But I never expected I'd be targeted this way for my first film. It has made me nervous," expressed Poonam.
Poonam already knew that it wasn't going to be a warm welcome for her. "I knew, I wouldn't be welcomed with open arms into cinema. I've no godfather, no support from the industry. But I didn't expect to be welcomed in this way. What have I done that is so scandalous?," questioned Pandey.
The actress says that there is a lot more to Nasha than just skin show. "Nasha is not a porn film. It's a proper mainstream Hindi film. Of course, since I star in it, there's skin show. But that apart, there is a lot to take away from the film," said the lead the actress of the recently released Nasha.
The 22-year-old feels targeted. She said, "Why me? I just feel some elements are trying to cash in on my popularity. What you see and read of me on the internet is what I am. It isn't as if me and my team sat down and scripted an entirely different Poonam Pandey for the public. It isn't as if I become a different person at home. To my parent's dismay, I am the same at home and in public."
Unfortunately, my parents don't agree. They don't approve of the things I say and do. They are embarrassed by my image. Every day when I go home after work, I wonder if they've seen or read something more about me that has upset them. It's a constant conflict. But they've now come to terms with what I am," she added.
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