I am not a Kapoor or Khan but a hard worker: Poonam Pandey

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Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Poonam Pandey says that she doesn’t have famous surnames like Kapoor or Khan but she works hard.

“Neither do I belong to a filmy background nor I am a Kapoor or a Khan but I am a hard worker. It’s all my hard work that I have come this far. I used created controversies of course to gain the limelight. You (media) people made me. Today I thought to do something better,” She said at the press conference of her short film “The Weekend”.

Commenting on the recent trend of women-centric films in Bollywood, Poonam said, “It’s a good thing that Bollywood is making more women-centric films. And while the audience is accepting well, then why should I do controversy. But jokes apart, I did ‘The Weekend’ because the audience is liking those films. Things are changing. So why not do something better?”

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The “Nasha” actress who made headlines for saying that she would strip if India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup, admits it was all a strategy to get work in films.

“People give 200 auditions out there, I’ve seen it. I just chose the shortcut. People ask me why I do all these things. I say to them it’s my decision what to do and I am happy with what I do.”

About her film, Poonam said, “It’s not a porn film. It is a full-fledged film in terms of acting and content. Though you may think if Poonam Pandey has done it, but it is a complete film.”

Directed by Aryan Singh, the horror short film has been co-produced by Poonam with Suresh Nakum under the banner The World Networks. “The Weekend” is set to release on September 24.

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