Actress Poonam Pandey made her debut on this week’s IMDb Popular Indian Celebrities list, one week after making headlines for her controversial campaign to raise awareness for cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. On February 2, her team announced on Instagram that she had succumbed to cervical cancer, leaving the industry and her fans in shock. But it was later revealed to be a publicity stunt, which she said was done to “spotlight the urgency of regular screenings, early detection, and the power of knowledge in conquering this silent threat”. Pandey entered the list on the 8th spot.
The Popular Indian Celebrities feature, available exclusively on the IMDb app for Android and iOS, highlights the top trending Indian entertainers and filmmakers each week. This is based on more than 200 million monthly visits to IMDb worldwide. Entertainment fans can see who is trending every week, follow their favourite entertainers, and discover new breakout talent.