Model-actor Poonam Pandey, who hits headlines quite often for controversial reasons, is in news again. She was picked up and warned by the Mira Road police station on the outskirts of Mumbai early on Saturday for allegedly wearing 'skimpy' clothes and misbehaving in public.
The actor, along with a man — who she claimed to be her brother, was in a car in the wee hours of Saturday. They stopped in the Shiwar Garden area on Mira Road around.
was busy talking on the phone when a crowd gathered around her as she was allegedly wearing skimpy clothes, the police said.
On seeing the crowd, a police patrolling team went to the spot and saw Poonam. She was taken to the Mira Road police station.
Senior inspector D Shirsagar said, "We warned her as per the provisions in sections 110 and 117 of the Maharashtra Police Act for indecency and misbehaving in public. We told her if she repeats the act she would be booked for indecency."
She was allowed to go after a warning and no case was registered against the actor.
Poonam told HT that police objected to her one-piece dress. "If such mentality continues, I may have to wear burqa (veil). Many people wear such clothes, but the police do not initiate action against everyone," she said.
Poonam also said she was summoned to the police station and made to sign a paper. "I do not know what paper it was as I did not read it," she told HT.
Poonam Pandey has consistently been in news. It all began in 2011 when she promised to pose naked for the Indian cricket team if they won the World Cup. Since then, she has been posting raunchy images of herself on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. During IPL 5, she promised to disrobe for Shah Rukh Khan if Kolkata Knight Riders won. However, all she did was post a picture of herself in a swimsuit.