Model-turned-actress Poonam Pandey says that she doesn’t have famous Bollywood surnames but she works hard to achieve her goals. She has another little trick up in her sleeves: she is fond of creating controversies to get noticed!
“Neither do I belong to a filmy background nor I am a Kapoor or a Khan – (the famous Bollywood trade marks) – but I am a hard worker. It’s all my hard work that I have come this far. I used to create 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 them well, then why should I be involved in controversies. But jokes apart, I did ‘The Weekend’ because the audience likes those films. Things are changing. So why not do something better?”
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.
“I have seen people give 200 auditions, I’ve seen it. I just chose the shortcut. People ask me why I do all these controversial 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. – CINEWS