17 Bollywood Stars Who Speak Out for Animals
Animals have many friends among the beautiful people who work in Bollywood, the world’s largest filmmaking industry. The following are some of the biggest names who have teamed up either with us or with PETA India in their behalf, from rising starlets to some of Indian cinema’s most iconic figures:
1. Amy Jackson
The Liverpool-born Yevadu star poses with her adorable rescued cat Alfie to raise awareness of animal homelessness.
2. Imran Khan
In addition to starring in a touching video with his dog, Tony, the heartthrob was also given an award by PETA India for intervening to stop animal abuse. What a hero!
The sultry Sri Lankan model and actor urges fans to boycott horse-drawn carriages on the streets of India’s cities.
4. Sunny Leone
The Jism 2 lead lady sends a sex-themed message to her fans with this straight-talking ad.
5. John Abraham
Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa left her comfort zone in order to pose for this striking pic in behalf of animals imprisoned in circuses.
7. Lara Dutta
The super-hot Andaaz actor and former Miss Universe is a walking advertisement for the benefits of a meat-free diet!
Along with other members of the Joker cast, Chitrangada posed this thought-provoking question about the ethics of testing cosmetics testing on animals.
Voted the Sexiest Vegetarian in Asia, Shahid Kapoor knows that kindness is one of the most attractive traits a man can have!
10. Dia Mirza
The socially conscious beauty took action after having learned how snakes are nailed to trees and skinned alive for exotic skins.
11. Sonakshi Sinha
The Dabaang star shows her caring side, with this ad released to coincide with International Homeless Animals Day.
12. Arjun Rampal
The award-winning Om Shanti Om star personally delivered a letter to Indian officials, pleading for abused elephant Sunder to be allowed to go to a sanctuary. Kind-hearted Arjun has also previously joined PETA India to speak up for horses who are forced to pull carriages through the streets of Mumbai.
13. Madhuri Dixit
This superstar, who made her name in favourites such as Devdas, has become notable for using her voice to defend animals in need, from elephants in danger of being slaughtered to puppies looking for homes.
14. Hema Malini
The iconic actor, director and producer, who has appeared in more than 150 films, explains her vegetarianism: “Knowing that my food choices are helping the planet and animals, too, makes me happy.” Inspiring words!
The actor, who made his name playing a sperm donor in Vicky Donor, gets serious about safe sex in an ad pushing dog lovers to sterilise their companions.
The Mohra star channels her passion for animals in a hot ad showcasing the reasons to choose cruelty-free fashion.
17. R Madhavan
This actor’s brooding good looks belie a heart of gold – the long-time vegetarian has put his acting talent to good use by narrating PETA India’s version of “Glass Walls”, a video even more harrowing than hard-hitting movies such as Rang De Basanti.
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