In a shocking turn of events, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has strongly criticized model-actor Poonam Pandey for her recent fake death stunt, demanding that she be held accountable through the filing of an FIR. AICWA, in a statement, condemned the use of cervical cancer as a guise for self-promotion, stating that such actions are unacceptable in the film industry. The association expressed concern that the credibility of death news in the Indian film industry may be compromised due to such irresponsible stunts.
The AICWA statement read, “The fake PR stunt by model and actress Poonam Pandey is highly wrong. Using the guise of cervical cancer for self-promotion is not acceptable. After this news, people may hesitate to believe any death news in the Indian film industry. No one in the film industry stoops to such levels for PR.”
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The association further demanded legal action against Poonam Pandey and her manager for spreading false news and exploiting her own death for personal gains. The call for an FIR stems from the belief that such actions need to be curbed to prevent individuals from manipulating tragic events for publicity.
The statement emphasized, “Poonam Pandey’s manager had confirmed the false news, so there should be an FIR against Poonam Pandey and her manager to prevent anyone exploiting their own death news for personal gains (PR). The entire Indian film industry, along with the entire nation, paid tribute.”
Poonam Pandey’s team had initially shared a statement on Instagram announcing her death due to cervical cancer. The news sparked widespread shock and grief among fans, colleagues, and the media. However, the subsequent revelation that it was a planned stunt for spreading awareness about cervical cancer led to backlash and criticism.
Poonam Pandey later released a video clarifying that she is alive and expressing her intention to bring attention to cervical cancer. In a follow-up video, she apologized for the stunt while maintaining that the greater purpose was to initiate a conversation about the under-discussed topic.
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The controversy has ignited discussions about the ethical boundaries of publicity stunts in the entertainment industry. AICWA’s call for legal action underscores the need for accountability and responsible conduct among public figures, emphasizing the potential repercussions of manipulating sensitive issues for personal gain. The incident has also prompted reflections on the impact of such stunts on public trust and perceptions of authenticity in the realm of celebrity news.