Bollywood actress and model Poonam Pandey’s husband Sam Bombay has been arrested by police for allegedly assaulting Poonam. Meanwhile, Poonam is also hospitalized as she has sustained injuries enough to put her in the hospital. Reportedly, Poonam has sustained injuries on her head, her eyes and her face.

An India Today report quoted the Mumbai Police saying, “Actress Poonam Pandey’s husband, Sam Bombay, was arrested yesterday in Mumbai after the actress complained that he assaulted her. Poonam Pandey was admitted to a hospital. Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that Sam Bombay was arrested by the police under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Sam Bombay, a director and producer, was shot to fame after Poonam Pandey had announced that she and Sam were dating. The couple got married in 2020 and the same year, Poonam alleged that Sam molested and assaulted her.

Background

The Indian entertainment industry is a true testament to the notion of – ‘not all that glitters is gold’. The lives of actors and artists appear full of glamour and glitz, but when the cameras are down, they are as vulnerable and human as we all are.

These celebrities too have a life where they are abused and assaulted. Our favourite celebrities also have their fair share of hunger for fame and greed. And while we look at these celebrities with an awe, it’s important to note that they too are humans.


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The Facts of the Matter

Sam Bombay, the husband of model and actress Poonam Pandey, was arrested after the latter alleged assault. Reportedly, Poonam Pandey was hospitalized after she filed an FIR against her husband Sam and has sustained injuries on her face and eyes.

On the evening of November 8, news agency ANI took to Twitter and shared Mumbai Police’s statement on the matter which read, “Actress Poonam Pandey’s husband Sam Bombay was arrested yesterday in Mumbai after the actress complained that he assaulted her. Poonam Pandey was admitted to a hospital: Mumbai Police.”

In a separate tweet, ANI also mentioned that the Mumbai Police has added a case against Sam under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code It was also mentioned that Poonam sustained injuries on her eyes, face and her head.


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Who is Sam Bombay?

According to a DNA report, Sam kicked off his career by working in the advertising and communications industry. After working for a few years, he became the Creative Director at Y&R, a leading marketing and advertising company.

Sam Bombay’s page at IMDb states that he also had his hands on with directing. In 2017, he directed a short film called King in the Ring which also starred Akshay Kumar.

Further, he has also shot music videos which featured Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, Vidyut Jammwal, Urvashi Rautela and more.

Not the First Time Poonam Accused Sam of Assault

It should be noted that this is not the first time Poonam accused Sam of assaulting her. Back in 2020 September, just a few days after Poonam got married to Sam, she filed a complaint against Sam. According to reports, Poonam alleged that Sam assaulted, threatened and molested her. Back then, Sam was arrested for just one day and was released on bail.


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“Choked Me, Punched Me, Pulled My Hair”: Poonam Gives Account of Assault

Later Poonam also spoke to Times of India and was quoted saying, “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.”

“Prefer Being Single”: Pandey Said Before Returning to Sam

Poonam also claimed that she will not be coming back in the marriage. “This time, I don’t plan to go back to him. I don’t think it’s a smart idea to return to a person, who has beaten you up like an animal, without even thinking of the consequence. In a bid to save our relationship, I have suffered a lot. I prefer being single than in an abusive relationship. I have decided to end our marriage. It’s about time I moved on,” she further added.