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.
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 publicity.
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.