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Poonam Pandey fake death: Mandira Bedi, Munawar Faruqui, Ektaa Kapoor and more condemn the actress

Updated on: 03 February,2024 03:58 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Written by: Tuhina Upadhyay |

After Poonam Pandey cleared the air around the news of her death. Many celebrities have taken to social media to condemn the actions taken

Poonam Pandey fake death: Mandira Bedi, Munawar Faruqui, Ektaa Kapoor and more condemn the actress

Celebs react to Poonam Pandey's fake death news

Poonam Pandey fake death:  The actress shocked everyone with a fake announcement of her own death. In a video, she admitted feeling proud of the attention her death hoax garnered, stating that it served as a way to raise awareness about cervical cancer, the supposed cause of her demise. However, many in the industry, including her friends, aren't quick to forgive her for what they deem as an 'insensitive' joke.

Poonam posted a video where she said, “I am alive. I didn't die of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, I can't say that about those hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives because of cervical cancer.”

Celebs react to Poonam Pandey fake death:

Famous designer Saisha Shinde posted, “Totally disgusted! I called you my friend! You don’t deserve to be my friend! You called this awareness? Shut the f*** up! My mom has had a double mastectomy and she has battled cancer! My sister has had a kidney failure and she’s passed away, my aunt died of mental illness and unlike you they can never come back! Death is not a joke! Death is not a publicity stunt! It’s an actual non quantifiable fact! Shame on you @poonampandeyreal you played with our emotions! And I will never forgive you for this ! Never! What has the world come to? Who are these people?”

Ram Gopal Varma had a different approach to the announcement. He tweeted, “Hey @iPoonampandey the extreme method you employed to draw attention to this issue might attract some criticism , but no one can question your intent nor what you achieved with this hoax.. Discussion on cervical cancer is trending all across now. Your soul is as beautiful as you. Wish u a very very long and happy life.”

Kusha Kapila said, “Here is an agency behind this. Someone actually came up with idea and also greenlit it I cannot.” 

Riddhi Dogra said, “I don’t blame her or the PR Team. They thought of the idea and knew it’ll be crazy. I blame media and journalists who have reported an Insta post as news without fact checking, they have taken an oath to tell the truth. But seems the oath’s meaning has changed to ‘sell people anything with screams and antics and they’ll buy it coz they’re stupid.’”

Siddhant Kapoor commented, “Faking your own death for publicity should be a punishable crime . Disgusting.”

Sophie Choudry said, “We all knew it was a stunt and the fact that almost all the media houses carried the news without verifying is just ridiculous.” 

Rahul Vaidya shared, “And I was right!! Now that Poonam is alive, I can surely say RIP PR/ marketing. New low of creating a sensational/viral campaign .. welcome to kalyug.” He had previously said, “Am I the only one who thinks Poonam Pandey is not dead.”

Mandira Bedi commented, "Absolutely Pathetic, the lengths people will go to for publicity

Aly Goni shared on X, “Fu**ing cheap publicity stunt it was nothing else.. you guys think it’s funny? You and your PR team should be boycotted I swear.. bl***y losers and to all the media portals we people here trust you that’s why we believed it.. shame on you all..”

Poonam Pandey's close friend, Shardul Pandit posted a long video in which he said, "Sorry to everyone who had to take care of me yesterday. Sorry to everyone with whom I fought yesterday for questioning why are they saying it's a hoax. Sorry to my friends who went through seeing what I was going through. Meri maa cancer se mari hai. Whoever came up with this, this is not cool. I really love Poonam Pandey so it affected me a lot. But this is not cool. There are some things you should not touch. Death is not a joke. I have lost my mom to cancer. Very happy you are alive but this is not cool."

Ektaa R Kapoor commented under Poonam Pandey's post and said, "This is awareness of which vaccine not to use !!! The company that encouraged such an insensitive campaign !!!! This company shud b sued"

Munawar Faruqui said, "Poonam ki PR team ko Cancer nahi bawasir hua hai"

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