When she made tall claims about parading nude to celebrate the Indian cricket team’s World Cup victory in 2011, little did she know that her publicity gimmick would land her a role in a film two years hence! Yes, a film titled ‘Nasha’!!!
While the moral police slammed her for posting outrageous images on twitter, the youth that believed in “freedom of expression” went berserk over her oozing sexuality.
Poonam gleefully accepted all the attention that reached her doorstep with every passing day, and thus arrived India’s first internet sensation.
Her success story from being a wannabe actress to an actress has been quite a sensational one. Though the world is yet to see her acting prowess, she definitely knows how to emote best with her body alone!
In the middle of all the ‘obscene’ acts, Poonam managed to share the stage with Bollywood heavyweight Aamir Khan at an event organized by HR College in Mumbai in November 2011. The lady was invited to judge a personality contest. Yes, you heard it right.
Expressing her excitement on meeting the perfectionist superstar, Poonam had tweeted, “Had a Gr8 time at HR College Mumbai... Judging a event with @aamir_khan & also saw his boundless love for his son Junaid Amir Khan (sic)”.
Poonam by then had become a popular ‘figure’ and an expert in marketing. Her constant connect with her followers on social media and her relentless effort to retweet complimentary tweets define her love for herself.
With the trailer of her first film that released this on 05 June, one could finally see a visual reference to her raw sex appeal.
Talking about her debut film in an exclusive interview to Zee Media in November last year, Poonam said, “My film is based on addiction, and the name of the film, too, is connected to the same. I’m quite restless about the first look.”
And if you have seen the aforementioned first look of the film, you know exactly what the film entails – Poonam has indeed dared to bare all – ‘Nasha’ is an extension of the saucy persona – remember her generously displayed cleavage on Twitter in the past.
And if you wondered if her popularity diminished with the emergence of the Sherlyn Chopras and the Sunny Leones, here’s what she had said, “I feel all of them are doing their own job, and so am I. The Hindi Film Industry is a huge platform; all get their own chance here. What matters the most is one’s talent. I can’t say that I’m the best, but I will work towards becoming so in my field. My Tweethearts all love me a lot; the love and affection that they have showered on me is overwhelming – that is what matters.”
It would be interesting to see, which direction the girl will move post ‘Nasha’. Or perhaps, who knows, a new genre of cinema might emerge courtesy Poonam.
Nonetheless, since 2011, from being nobody to Poonam Pandey, this girl has evolved. Despite finding stiff competition from Sunny Leone and Sherlyn Chopra alike, Poonam hasn’t stopped.
Poonam also dared to question Bipasha Basu, when the latter made a statement tagging men as losers. To which Poonam retorted asking the Bengali beauty, “For an actor who is ‘unsatisfied’ with her career after a decade in Bollywood, clearly, who is the ‘loser’ here? (sic)"
From posting bizarre Holi video and self-praising images to Twitter, Poonam has taken a big leap into the world of celluloid.
Come July and Poonam will be ready to set the silver screen ablaze with ‘Nasha’.
She has claimed that ‘Nasha’ “is a very bold film, and people do love to watch such things”. It will be interesting to see how the film fares at the Box Office and whether Poonam is able to impress audiences.
And whether they are ready to feel the heat this monsoon?