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Poonam Pandey, known for her bold pictures and controversial statements, had begun her career as a model. She was one of the top nine contestants of the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest and had also featured on the cover of the fashion magazine. She had made her Bollywood debut with the controversial film, Nasha in 2013. Poonam had garnered attention through her social media handles, when she had started posting her semi-nude pictures. Just like her professional life, her personal life has also become quite controversial. (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt's Kids, Shahraan And Iqra Enjoy Some Family Time, Before Actor's Chemotherapy Session)
In July 2020, Poonam and her long-time beau, Sam Bombay had gotten engaged and the latter had shared a picture of the same on his IG handle, where the duo had flaunted their rings. On September 10, 2020, Poonam had taken to her IG handle and had shared her wedding picture with Sam. Twinning in their navy-blue wedding attires, the two had looked madly in love with each other. Along with the picture, Poonam had written, “Here’s looking forward to seven lifetimes with you.”
Within a few days of her wedding, Poonam had filed a complaint against her husband, Sam for molesting her. Now, after filing the complaint, Poonam has opened up about her abusive relationship with Sam in an interview with The Times of India. Talking about the incident, she revealed, “Sam and I had an argument, which escalated, and he began hitting me. He choked me and I thought I was going to die. He punched me in my face, pulled me by my hair, and banged my head against the corner of the bed. He knelt on my body, pinned me down and assaulted me. Somehow, I managed to break free and bolted out of the room. The hotel staff called the cops, who took him away. I filed a complaint against him.”
Poonam also talked about how his possessiveness would turn into violence and shared, “I have been in hospitals on several occasions through the course of our courtship. I put up with the abusive relationship because I believed that we loved each other. I always painted a rosy picture projecting us as a perfect couple. His anger stemmed from his possessiveness and insecurity. We got married hoping that things would get better. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out to be a wise decision. I am the perfect example of ‘love is blind’.” (Also Read: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Wife, Aaliya Accuses Him Of Rape, Files A Written Complaint Against Him)
Poonam was in a relationship with Sam from the past three years and the actress claimed that it was always abusive but she had thought that marriage would change things for the better. But now after being beaten ‘like an animal’, she has realised that nothing is going to change her abusive relationship. She has also decided to end her marriage with Sam.
On September 22, 2020, Poonam had filed a complaint at South Goa’s Canacona police station after which, Sam was arrested on the charges of molestation, assault and threatening. He was later granted bail by a Goa court with a surety of Rs. 20,000. He was also asked to report to Canacona police station for four days and not to interfere with the witnesses.
For the uninitiated, Poonam and Sam were in a live-in relationship for around two years. They had tied the knot at their Bandra home in the presence of close family and friends. On August 2, 2020, Poonam Pandey had wished her 'best friend', Sam Bombay on Friendship Day. Poonam and Sam had sealed their love and friendship with a passionate kiss and the former had captioned the picture as “You bring the sunshine, I’ll bring the wine." (Also Read: Ankita Bhargava Shares A Funny Throwback Picture With Hubby, Karan Patel Lifting Her In A Pool)
Well, we hope everything gets sorted in Poonam’s life.
Poonam Pandey is one of the boldest actresses in the entertainment industry, who never shies away from raising the temperature through her bold photoshoots and movies. However, recently, it is her pregnancy reports that are leading the headlines. There are speculations that Poonam and her husband, Sam Bombay, are expectingRead More