Taking to his Instagram stories, Babil criticized the manipulative approach, emphasizing the need for genuine efforts in spreading awareness without resorting to deceptive tactics.
Pooja Bhatt and Ashoke Pandit condemn Poonam Pandey’s fake death news; filmmaker calls for legal action
In a candid and lengthy note, Babil expressed his frustration, stating, “I don’t know what the fuk that was about Poonam Pandey’s demise, but it just feels wrong. I’m trying not to care but it is making me feel really angry.” He urged for responsible means of awareness and denounced the act of faking death statements, asserting, “PLEASE DONT FUK WITH CANCER AWARENESS.”
The controversy unfolded on February 2 when an official post on Poonam Pandey’s Instagram claimed her demise due to cervical cancer. The post requested privacy for the grieving family. However, a day later, on February 3, Poonam Pandey released a video clarifying that she was alive and revealed she faked her death to raise awareness about cervical cancer.
Bollywood celebrities, including Pooja Bhatt, Gulshan Devaiah, and Tahira Kashyap, joined Babil Khan in condemning Poonam Pandey’s act, criticizing it as misleading and inappropriate.