In a surprising revelation, Indian actor and reality TV star Poonam Pandey has disclosed that her reported death was a strategically planned public relations stunt aimed at raising awareness about cervical cancer.
Through a series of videos on her Instagram, she clarified that she is alive and used the elaborate hoax to draw attention to the preventable nature of cervical cancer.
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Poonam emphasized the importance of the HPV vaccine and early detection tests in preventing Cervical Cancer. She expressed her intent to bring critical awareness and information to women, urging them to take necessary steps for their well-being. In a follow-up video, she apologized for any distress caused by the stunt, stating that her extreme measure was intended to spark a conversation about cervical cancer.
The initial announcement of her death, posted on her Instagram profile, shocked fans, and the subsequent revelation of the orchestrated event is likely to stir controversy and discussions surrounding the ethics of such publicity stunts, especially in the digital space.