Hollywood is known for its vegan and vegetarian celebrities and the trend is now flowing into India. Vegetarianism is quite prominent in India from historical times. But it got the attention from the celebrities only since last decade. Some of them are vegetarian by birth while some have converted their food habits from hardcore meat eating to plant-based diets.
Here are some of the most famous Bollywood’s veggie loving stars.
The biggest star of Indian Cinema, Amitabh Bachchan turned vegetarian in 2000. He quit meat, tobacco and even alcohol to take care of his health. The actor suffered from a damaged intestine during the filming of Coolie and then lost 75% of his liver to cirrhosis. Following that, he turned his lifestyle around to a plant-based diet.
Shahid gave up meat after reading about the idea in a book. In 2003, he read ‘Life is Fair’ by Brain Hines while travelling on a plane and by the time he landed, he had decided to go vegetarian. The book had such an impact on young Shahid that he became an active member of Radha Swami Satsang Beas which is how he met his wife Mira Rajput. He was named Asia’s sexiest vegetarian man by PETA in 2011.
Kangana is a Rajput from the hills and was a hardcore meat eater all her life. She even experimented with Beef, traditionally a taboo for Hindus. But all of that changed in 2013 when the actress gave up on meat. She later became a vegan as she felt dairy gave her acidity. She was named the Hottest vegan of the year, by PETA in 2013.
Aamir Khan is a recent convert to veganism. His wife Kiran Rao showed him a video about the problems associated with meat eating and the actor gave up meat and dairy products in 2015. The actor said veganism is way ahead of even vegetarianism if you want a healthy lifestyle.
John Abraham is a prime example of a vegetarian who can bulk up and ooze muscles. The actor turned vegetarian out of his love for animals. Ever since his childhood, the actor used to eat a lot of veggie foods cooked by his mom. John is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood and is said to workout seven days a week even when filming.