Amitabh Bachchan and Alia Bhatt Take Early Lead in PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity’ Contest

For Immediate Release:
23 December 2015

Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

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Mumbai – Ever since the nominees were posted for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity 2015 contest, Shaandaar hottie Alia Bhatt and Piku star Amitabh Bachchan have been raking in the votes. But hot on their heels are Anushka Sharma, Aamir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor and Dhanush.

Alia, who makes her debut on this list, says, “The kind of lifestyle and exposure we have due to our profession, it is essential for us to maintain good skin, hair and health. I do have a lot of vitamin- and iron-rich food and drink a lot of water. I prefer having vegetarian food. It is a way to a healthy life”.

“These hot stars prove that vegetarian eating is not only kind to animals but also great for the body!” says PETA India Associate Director of Celebrity and Public Relations Sachin Bangera. “There’s nothing sexier than a fit body and a kind heart. Stars swear by it.”

As shown in PETA’s “Glass Walls” video exposé, chickens’ throats cut while they’re still conscious, and pigs scream as they’re stabbed in the heart. Cows are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones break as they’re dragged off to slaughterhouses, where many are dismembered while they’re still alive. On the decks of fishing boats, fish slowly suffocate in panic or are cut open while they’re still conscious.

As noted by PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – the United Nations concluded that raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” and that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

PETA India will announce the winners – who will be selected based on several factors, including vote count – in December. For full contest details and to cast your vote to help PETA decide whom it will choose to win, please visit