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
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
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
Have a look at the slide show where Poonam Pandey talks more
about attention and her life.
Poonam Feels She Is Not Scandalous
Even after all the skin showing, the actress feels that her
posters are not scandalous. "I don't think I've ever crossed
limits. I've always said more than I've done. I've seen so many
posters and hoardings that are far more suggestive than mine. My
posters have nothing scandalous in them. I haven't shown my private
parts," Poonam said.
Poonam Loves Any Attention
The actress says that she enjoys all the controversies. She
admits that she loves being in the news. I take everything
positively. She openly admits that all publicity is good
World Cup 2011
Poonam recalls the time she vowed to strip if India won during
the World Cup 2011. She says that she never expected to get so much
attention for it. This is the incident brought her into the
limelight. This also got her into 20-25 criminal cases. This
internet icon had to put in a lot of effort to get herself out of
all the trouble but she say that it was worth it.
Poonam's Family Not Happy
The 22-year-old Poonam tells that her parents don't like the way
she conducts herself. The actress who is brought up in a a
conservative Brahmin family says that her behaviour is quite
shocking to her family. However, she doesn't want to change. She
says, "Lekin main kya karoon? This is the way I am"
Comparison With Sunny Leone
Every time Poonam talks about herself, she brings up the topic
of Sunny Leone. She recently made a statement that she doesn't want
to be compared with the porn star turned actress. Now it looks like
she is comparing herself to Sunny Leone. "People in this country
give so much respect to a hardcore porn actress from abroad.
Whereas I have never done anything that can be considered
pornographic," said Poonam.
Active on Twitter
The actress is very active on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
As far as Twitter is concerned, She deals with all the questions,
controversies and crises all by herself. Poonam would like to stay
connected to the world on Twitter. She feels that it helps her find
out what people are saying about her.
Life Is Fine For Poonam
Poonam believes that there are some people who like to attack
her constantly. The actress is okay with that because she thinks
it's their way of getting attention. She is confident that most
people on the internet love her and her pictures. She feels that
life is more or less fine but there are some spoilsports.