On Sunday, it was reported that model Poonam Pandey was booked by the Mumbai Police for ‘indecent behaviour’ while driving around with her brother. There were also rumours of her being arrested. Talking to DT about the incident, Poonam clarifies that she was not arrested and adds, “All was well till I told them my name. Maine sirf apna naam bataya aur usi ke baad pura case shuru hua. I was with my brother and he was driving the car. We were wandering on Mira Road and decided to stop for a while.
When we rolled down the car window, the cops came and said, ‘Aapne chhote kapde pehne hain.’ And believe me, it was not a bikini for which they could have had a problem. It was a normal one-piece, something every girl in Mumbai wears. Main boyfriend ke saath bhi nahi thi ki there were chances of me indulging in some indecency. My mom is so upset with all this. She told me, ‘Ab bhai ke saath bhi bahar nahi jaa sakte log?’ If I was indecent in that one-piece, then kal se burkha pehen ke ghoomna padega ab. Inke darr se main chhote kapde na pehnu?” She adds, “It was not even an odd time. Raat ke das-saadhe das baje toh Mumbai ke log bahar aate hain. Everything was normal. I wasn’t arrested. Puri duniya yeh fake rumours dikha rahi thi that I was arrested.”