Mumbai: Controversial actress Poonam Pandey says she loves to create controversies in Bollywood to get attention in the industry to get noticed because of new actresses were ignored because of “Khans and Kapoors”.
Poonam became controversy queen in Indian showbiz after her claim that she will pose completely nude if India won the Cricket World Cup in 2011.
She recounted her memory that how the idea came into her mind, she said: “I was sitting with my journalist friends and we were discussing about doing something really big. I had done some 25-30 calendar shoots. All were big enough, but that recognition was missing.
“Then I saw there were so many girls in this industry who had worked with the Khans and the Kapoors, but people still did not recognise them as they know only Khans and Kapoors.”
The “Nasha” actress added, “In such a scenario, it’s very difficult to get your own identity, especially if you come from nowhere. Hence, to get that identity and recognition, I thought only controversy could help,”
The 25-year-old Poonam is known for posting bold and semi-nude images as well as videos on her social media accounts.
She further added though she doesn’t have a specific dream role, otherwise she would love to see herself “fully covered in a sari and in a ghoonghat”.