The Indian cricket fans are happy for their win after loosing for the last 27 years. But, some are disappointed due to Poonam Pandey’s decision to respect the ‘Indian values’ and not strip in front of them – sort of an April Fool’s joke.
The Indian cricket team has won the Cricket World Cup after 28 years. And, as promised Poonam Pandey is planning a strip tease show for the team if BCCI approves and arranges for the feat. Poonam however was forced to switched off her phone when she got variety of calls, some full of threaten and others requesting her to fulfill her promise.
Poonam is still willing to perform her show for the team if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approves and arranges the venue. It looks like, Poonam is not confident such shows will be approved by the public in India. So, she has proposed to do it in a bit more liberal places like a French city, Paris.
Amidst various forms of protests and threats, an Indian daily, Times of India, quote Poonam telling "Threats don’t bother me." A case is filed against her in a Bhopal court might means arrest if she keep her promise. Women’s wing of Indian political party, BJP, has also written to the police commissioner Mumbai requesting to take action against Poonam.
In a letter Poonam wrote to BCCI on Friday, she told:
I write to you as a great fan of cricket and above all a patriotic Indian. I want India to win the Cricket World Cup 2011, and I am willing to go the extra mileage. … Going nude in private with consenting adults for a therapeutic purpose…
I am serious about it as many studies conducted by various universities abroad confirm such performances boost and inspire people to perform better in any field, be it sports or otherwise.
Poonam also suggested BCCI to choose another country for such a show to avoid controversy in India.