Poonam Pandey, the controversial model-actress, frequently makes headlines for her controversial statements or her personal life. Back in 2011, she stated that if India wins the World Cup, she will strip naked, and now Poonam has hinted at stripping if India wins the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Poonam made another controversial statement while speaking with SpotboyE, saying, “Cricket chalu hai? Cricket log khel rahe hain? And, if that’s the case, should I declare once more that I’ll strip if India wins this time? I’m completely clueless about this. I’ll return home. I’ll look into it and, if possible, think of a controversy.”
Meanwhile, her husband Sam Bombay responded to her statement by joking, “Can I strip?” Poonam responded to him, “You want to strip? Mat karna India haar jaayegi mat karna.”
Notably, in 2011, Poonam promised to strip if India won the World Cup, which, of course, did not happen.
Poonam Pandey finally revealed in 2016 how the idea for the announcement came to her years after the 2011 World Cup. “I was sitting with my journalist friends and we were discussing doing something really big,” she told news agency IANS. I had completed 25-30 calendar shoots. All were large enough, but there was a lack of recognition.”
“Then I noticed there were so many girls in this industry who had worked with the Khans and Kapoors, but no one recognised them because they only knew Khans and Kapoors.”
“It’s extremely difficult to establish your own identity in such a situation, especially if you’re from nowhere. As a result, I believed that only controversy could help me gain that identity and recognition,” the Nasha actress added.