Bollywood Actress Poonam Pandey Faces Backlash After Death Hoax For Cervical Cancer Awareness

Poonam Pandey, a famous Bollywood actress, is facing major backlash after she faked her own death. The 32-year-old star’s Instagram page shared a statement on Feb. 2 revealing the fabricated news, writing, “This morning is a tough one for us. Deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness. In this time of grief, we would request for privacy while we remember her fondly for all that we shared,” the post read in part. The next day, Poonam shared a video message to her Instagram revealing that she was actually alive, and she did the stunt because January was Cervical Health Awareness Month. The actress then apologized for causing such an uprise with faking her death, but she tried to assure her fans it was for good reason. Facing Poonam faced some backlash online, she then shared another video message to her Instagram explaining that she was not trying to be insensitive, as her mother died from cancer.