I was harassed for being Pandey: Poonam Pandey

Controversy queen Poonam Pandey, who was rudely questioned by Mumbai cops for allegedly "misbehaving" with a man in her car here, says her surname goes against her image.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | 2:32:14 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Controversy queen Poonam Pandey, who was rudely questioned by Mumbai cops for allegedly "misbehaving" with a man in her car here, says her surname goes against her image.

The incident took place Saturday night quite close to her home on Mira Road and the man, as it happens to be, was Poonam's own brother.

"This is worse than the Taliban. It was 10:30 p.m. Not even late by metropolitan standards. I was with my brother, my own brother Aditya Pandey, and I wasn't drinking or misbehaving in the car at all, when I was questioned by cops."

Poonam says the cops behaved normally until they heard her name.

"The minute I said I was Poonam Pandey their attitude changed. They began to get aggressive. They wanted to know what I was doing in the car with a man. Woh mera sagaa bhai hai. My blood brother."

Poonam feels she was hauled up only because of who she was.

"The cops felt since I was Poonam Pandey, they could create some excitement in their lives. And they got their eight minutes of fame. Suddenly it's all over on the TV channels. All kinds of strange insinuations are being made about my behaviour, my dress and the company I kept. If I can be pulled up for going on a drive with my brother, I shudder to think what would happen to any girl who goes out there with her boyfriend. I see the Talibanism of Mumbai in the hands of the local administration."

Poonam says her surname goes against her image.

"Maybe the local law and order machinery feels I am from Uttar Pradesh because my name is Pandey, that I am an outsider. But let me inform them that I am a full-blown Mumbai girl born and brought up in the city. And if I wasn't from Mumbai and even if I wasn't with my own brother in the car, and even if I was wearing a skimpy dress, what gives the cops the right to question me and challenge my behaviour? It wasn't as if I was drinking or making out in the car."

Poonam says the dress she was wearing was certainly not skimpy.

"It was a normal full-length dress. Even college girls wear shorts and tops to the campus which are more revealing. I guess my image has become an uncontrollable beast. Totally out of my control," she said.

Her family is in shock after Saturday night's incident.

"My brother has gone into shock. My parents are blaming me for putting him through this. But you tell me, is it my fault that I am who I am?"

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 10:53pm
well...I feel sorry for your brother...wearing hot dresses doesnt matter...its tht I m sexy n ppl get jealous cos I am a famous celeb attitude thts made the police target u I guess...

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 9:42pm
the way she does antics..
she should be manhandled any time even without any reason..
yuck girl

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 11:50am
I just have one question ... why exactly was she pulled over by cops ...
or is the reason that she alluded to was because it was 10:30 PM so the cops just pulled them over?

And why has the brother gone into shock? Because the cops thought he was fooling around with his sister? Because he was pulled over? Because the cops were aggressive but didn't arrest anyone?

And Poonam ... I don't think the cops wanted 8 minutes of excitement in their life .. I think you're making a big deal out of nothing.

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 10:02am
What Happened to u so sad i think u should tell us what happened u are lying or what

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 9:42am
I don't think she is harassed for being a pandey. Her behaviour and the image she created for herself are the reasons. Who wouldn't doubt her given the pics she posts or her raunchy statements? Stern Smile

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 7:03am
This is just sad! I would believe her cuz I know how local cops can be, especially cops in Mumbai. The police in our country do more moral policing than their job. Whoever she is and whatever is her so-called track record, they have no right to heckle her.

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 6:19am
u r being hassrased for being poonam
the cheap drama queen
not for being pandey
mumbaikers have more dignity that u ever have

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 6:03am
WtfStern Smileshe lives in Mira RoadStern Smile.Anyways well whatever be the news ,it really seems to be tough to gulp down the fact that "you" were mentally harassed or something similar to that!
And FYI if I ain't wrong ,you were "harassed" earlier too right?-
So is this ur source of Income Ms.poonamErmm

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Posted on: 06 May 2014 at 5:04am
sorry ms pandey ..but i really dont sympathise with u

u r one heck of a mess creator and will do anything to hog the lime light.

yes we u.p people face discimination but ur case is quit different.So pls dont try to hog sympathy in name of pandey or being u.p wala . coz u have none of our characteristics except the surname

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