She rose to fame and became a celebrity overnight with a couple of tweets and since then has been active all over social media even if she is not doing any films or not.
Social media has become an integral platform for celebs everywhere to get connected with their followers and update them about their day to day lives as well as upcoming projects they are working on. The fans and followers find it the best medium to keep an eye on their favorite stars. However, social media celebs like Poonam Pandey take it a step further and ignite a controversy for the sake of being on top of the trends chart and keep the buzz about her alive.
During the 2011 cricket World Cup, Poonam found instant limelight after she promised to strip if team India won the World Cup. Despite India’s big win, the promise, remained unfulfilled as she, reportedly, did not get the permission from BCCI to strip.
Big Boss 7 makers approached her but she refused the offer of Rs. 2-2.5 crore by saying she only accepts Rs. 3 crore worth of projects.
Before her Nasha movie was released, Poonam was had this initiative to promote her movie in public by initiating a contest in the social media site, Twitter. This contest was all about posting the most romantic Valentine Day message. The prize for such contest was getting a hot bikini worn by Poonam in the film Nasha!
As if her nudity stunts weren’t creating ripples, she came up with a video of her Bathroom Secrets. As the name goes, it was too provocative and Youtube decided to block it off.
The Nasha actress got herself the ire of noted but controversial writer Taslima Nasreen over her “attitude is like underwear” tweet. The Lajja author tweeted ” “Poonam Pandey got naked but not satisfied. She wanna do dirtiest things none did before. Wants to get f***d in public!(sic)” to which Poonam replied “Fck what people say… Do YOU. Some people will hate you for it, but it’s the ones that love you for it that are more important”.
Poonam was once again locked in a war of words on Twitter this time with Chitrangada Singh. Chitrangada mocked her by tweeting, “How do you compete with Poonam Pandey, when she is ready strip for kabbadi matches?” Naturally, this didn’t go down too well with Poonam, who lashed out at the Inkaar actress by saying, “Its so funny how the people who know the least about you, have the most to say. Jealousy: That’s what makes a b*tch talk.”. But in the end, it was found out that Chitrangada Singh’s Twitter account was fake.
In 2012, Poonam was the most searched celebrity on Google.
The thirst of publicity led her to use the IPL for her benefits. With all guts, in 2012 she announced that she would strip if Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL series. And she did stick to her words, only partially though.
The biggest controversy surrounding the former Kingfisher model took place when a morphed picture of hers featuring her completely nude, next to Sachin Tendulkar morphed as a Hindu God and a Pakistani cricketer bowing down to him appeared in a leading daily. The picture created a huge controversy in Kolkata with the Muslim populace protesting against it saying it hurt their religious sentiments. It took some pacifying from Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee and an apology from the newspaper to cool down things.
In accordance with the International Yoga Day, Poonam posted a sensual yoga video where she performs the different yoga poses. Such video is already watched by millions of viewers all over the world.
Even though she’s a very controversial actress because of showing more skin on her videos, pictures, and films, please don’t forget the fact that we don’t have the right to judge her. She’s still a creation of God, after all.