Rani Mukherji Nets PETA Award For Helping a Dog in Distress

For Immediate Release:
20 July 2012

Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Sachin Bangera; [email protected]

Bollywood Beauty Rushes to Help an Animal in Trouble on Her Film Set

Mumbai – Doe-eyed Bollywood star Rani Mukherji can add another award to her trophy case, this one from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. According to news reports, Rani was shooting for her upcoming film Aiyya when she saw that a stray dog was being harassed by a few onlookers on the set. Rani rushed to help the dog and stopped these people in their tracks. Rani will receive a Hero to Animals Award from PETA India.

“This dog would have been terrified and suffered more abuse were it not for Rani’s compassionate and quick action”, says PETA India Manager of Media and Celebrity Projects Sachin Bangera. “We encourage everyone to stop and speak up for animals who are subjected to pain or suffering, because if you don’t, maybe no one else will.”

Rani – who won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her last film, No One Killed Jessica, has also lent a hand to her aunt, actor Debasree Roy, a National Film Award winner, to garner support for abandoned animals, particularly stray dogs. Rani’s upcoming movies include Aiyya and Talaash.

Other recipients of PETA’s Hero to Animals Award include Zarine Khan, for rescuing a cat from the street, and Cyrus Broacha, for refusing to perform a stunt that involved riding a bull, among others.

Because of India’s countless homeless cats and dogs, PETA India encourages all animal guardians always to adopt an animal from a shelter or the streets and always to have their dogs and cats sterilised.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.