Amitabh Bachchan and Sunny Leone Take Early Lead in PETA’s ‘Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity’ Contest

For Immediate Release:
5 December 2016

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

Fans Can Help PETA Decide the Winners by Voting for Their Favourite Vegetarian Vixen and Meat-Ditching Man at

Mumbai – Ever since the nominees were posted for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity 2016 contest, Beiimaan Love hottie Sunny Leone and Pink star Amitabh Bachchan have been raking in the votes. But hot on their heels are Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, and R Madhavan.

Sunny, who makes her debut on this list, stated on social media, “[T]ook me a while [to] come [to] terms with [vegetarianism]…but I have seen things I can’t erase from my mind. Which made me stop eating meat”.

“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, which is narrated by R Madhavan, chickens’ throats are 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 hauled off to slaughterhouses, where many are dismembered while they’re still alive. On the decks of fishing boats, fish panic as they slowly suffocate 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 – before the end of the year. For full contest details and to cast your vote to help PETA decide the winners, please visit