The death of actress and model Poonam Pandey on February 2nd sent shockwaves through the Indian entertainment industry. She was battling cervical cancer, the news confirmed by her team through an official statement on her Instagram handle. Fans, celebrities, and colleagues expressed their grief and shared their memories of the 32-year-old star.
The news came as a shock to the entertainment industry and fans alike, with many celebrities taking to social media to express their condolences. “This is so sad, losing a young woman to cancer is a catastrophe. Om Shanti,” Kangana Ranaut wrote on her Instagram stories. Meanwhile, Mumnawar Faruqui, who recently won Bigg Boss 17, “Shocking! Can’t process the news. Poonam was a great human being. Sad. RIP.”
Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt also reacted tor the news as she wrote, “So tragic to hear about Poonam Pandey. I had never met her, but when life claims someone so young it is always devastating. My prayers and deepest condolences to her family, friends and everyone whose life she impacted,” on X. Poonam’s other Lock Upp co-contestants Ali Marchant and Karanvir Bohra also expressed their “disbelief.”
Poonam Pandey, who rose to fame through her modelling career, was a contestant on the reality show Lock Upp earlier last year. She appeared in several films, including Nasha and Aa Gale Lag Jaa.