Model and social media sensation Poonam Pandey is no more, claims a post from her official profile. But netizens wonder if it is a prank or a marketing gimmick for an official vaccination programme.
Poonam Pandey, no more?
Poonam Pandey, a model and influencer who has stirred drama and controversy online but has never kept life boring for netizens, is no more. At least that is what her official Instagram profile claims. The post, captioned with a folded hands emoji and a red heart emoji, had a sombre and heartbreaking claim. It said that Poonam Pandey was no more.
Poonam Pandey’s post garnered so many comments that soon the comment section had to be limited. But the existing ones were enough to relay the opinion of the netizens. While several fans were initially shaken, soon they began wondering if the account was hacked by any chance or if the post was some kind of prank.
A few even wondered whether it was an awareness post for cervical cancer or a marketing gimmick to push the vaccinations the government is advocating for. As usual, there are several spam commenters on every celeb or popular influencer post, but ignoring them, the general reaction of the Instagram users shifted from shock and concern to a mix of doubt and suspicion.
The Instagram post’s announcement shared that the particular morning was a tough one for Poonam Pandey’s team, as they are deeply saddened to inform them that the actress has lost the battle to cervical cancer. Though her tryst with carcinoma was unknown, the post continued by reminiscing about how much love and kindness she radiated upon every living form that she met. The announcement ended with a request for privacy to grieve and remember her fondly.
For those who are a little out of touch with social media trends, Poonam Pandey was a popular model who skyrocketed to fame after promising to strip for the victory of India ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup final. Her daring claims and bold avatar drew attention to her, which grew steadily after her appearance in the first season of Lock Upp, which was hosted by Kangana Ranaut and won by Munawar Faruqui.