'I had to run for my life'

Terrible Experience

'I had to run for my life'

Actress Poonam Pandey’s New Year’s Eve outing in the City turned out to be a nightmare. After the bash, where she performed, Poonam was returning home when she was literally chased by a few drunk men. 

This might sound like a clip straight out of a Bollywood film but Poonam recalls, “I had to run for my life. But you can’t really blame them. Everybody is drunk on New Year’s Eve. You just have to take care of yourself and not depend on any security measures,” Poonam tells Metrolife. 

Poonam had come to the City earlier to complete work on her item song in the Kannada film titled ‘Love Is Poison’. “I haven’t really got to see the video but those who have watched it say that it’s come out well,” she says. And it’s not just work! Poonam flies into the City, whenever she can. “I find the place and people really warm and nice. I am addicted to the idlis and dosas so much so that even when I return to Mumbai, I try to find restaurants that serve stuff of similar taste,” she confesses.

Poonam’s barely there sense of dressing, bold nude and semi-nude appearances for several promotional activities have enraged a lot of people and even attracted some crass comments from a section of the political circle but Poonam couldn’t care less.

“I know exactly what people want from me and I am giving them just that. I think people must be bold enough to do what they want and show the world their real talent. That’s what I am doing,” she adds. Poonam confesses that she never signs too many movies, “I am choosy and prefer to choose projects that I think people will go and watch and the ones that even I would go and watch,” she states.

Like many others in the film industry, she says that she feels the pressure all the time. “It depends on how you handle the pressure. I take things easy and don’t get over ambitious, at any point of time. It pays to wait until the right project comes by,” she notes. 

And she is also one of those who believes that heroines have a short-lived career in Bollywood unless they make a conscious effort to stay marketable. “It depends on how you work out and what you do to stay fit. For instance, Dimple Kapadia still looks so good and is acting as well,” she signs off. 

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