Actress Poonam Pandey published a video statement dismissing rumours of her death, stating that she is still alive and has not died from cervical cancer as previously said. She stressed that while she was well, and she wanted to raise awareness about cervical cancer, which kills so many people due to lack of awareness, prevention measures.
Her alleged death was first released in her Instagram account, causing an outpouring of sympathy from fallowers fans and celebrities alike, including Kangana Ranaut and Anupam Kher. However, many questioned the suddenness of her death, considering her apparent good health.
Pandey took use of the occasion to emphasize the significance of regular screenings and HPV vaccination in preventing cervical cancer, drawing a contrast between her condition and that of individuals who unfortunately died from the disease.
The segment spurred debate on the distinction between publicity stunts and legitimate health activism, with some frustrated by the uncertainty created by the misleading reports. Pandey’s emergence and message highlight the crucial need for awareness and preventative actions in the fight against cervical cancer, while also raising concerns about the influence of sensationalized news in the age of social media.