Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh – List of Bollywood Stars Who Turned Vegetarian During Lockdown

Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh – List of Bollywood Stars Who Turned Vegetarian During Lockdown

For many stars, the new normal is green. Many Bollywood celebrities used the lockdown period to ditch a non-vegetarian diet and go vegan. While some have taken to the habit owing to climate awareness, for others, it is an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint. Still, others feel it is a step towards healthy living. IANS draws up a list of celebrities who turned vegetarian during the lockdown.

Bhumi Pednekar

Bollywood actress and environmentalist Bhumi Pednekar became a vegetarian during the lockdown, and she is loving it.

Bhumi Pednekar (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Bhumi Pednekar (Photo Credits: Instagram)

“I was never heavy on a non-vegetarian diet, but I took a call during the lockdown. It was actually something that happened organically. It’s been six months, and I’m good, guilt-free, and I feel physically strong as well,” she said, adding: “For many years I wanted to go vegetarian but breaking habits are the toughest thing to do. My journey with Climate Warrior taught me a lot of things, and I just didn’t feel like eating meat anymore.”

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

In July, the actress and fitness enthusiast revealed that she has accepted vegetarianism completely, saying the switch seemed impossible to her initially.

Shilpa Shetty (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Shilpa Shetty (Photo Credits: Instagram)

“Over the years, I’ve realised that cultivating livestock for food, has not only destroyed forests but also been the largest sources of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions. These are majorly responsible for the climate change our planet is experiencing,” she wrote on social media. The actress also said that it is “the best change for our health and the health of the planet”.

Riteish Deshmukh

Earlier this month, Riteish shared that he has given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks for a cause.

Riteish Deshmukh (File Image)

“I have given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks. I want to keep my body healthy. And eventually, when the time comes for donating my organs, people should say, ‘Jaate jaate healthy organs chhod kar gaya’ (he left healthy organs),” said Riteish.

Genelia Deshmukh

Amid the lockdown, Genelia Deshmukh delved into how her perspective of looking at things changed after she turned vegetarian a couple of years ago.

Genelia Deshmukh

Genelia Deshmukh (Photo Credits: Twitter)

“Turning vegetarian was a choice I took a couple of years ago… I honestly thought it was going to be really really tough, but I was determined to make it working On my journey, I realised the beauty of plants, the various colours I see through them and eventually the nutrients I get through them, but most importantly I feel less cruel to animals…” the actress said.

Sanjay Dutt

It was revealed in April that the actor has given up non-vegetarian food.

Sanjay Dutt (Photo credit: PTI)

The celebrities add to the list of vegetarian Bollywood stars, which already includes Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Malaika Arora, and Vidyut Jammwal among others. Anushka Sharma Turns Vegetarian: Other Bollywood Celebrities Who Opted for The Vegetarian Way of Life.

From the world of Hollywood, comedian Ricky Gervais revealed that he got through the lockdown with lots of vegan meaty comfort food, and at one occasion claimed “eating things you shouldn’t” causes pandemics like the coronavirus outbreak.

Singer-songwriter and actor Lenny Kravitz also revealed that he has become vegan and grows most of his own food, while rapper Snoop Dogg shared that he is taking the help of his vegan and vegetarian family members to help him consume more plant-based foods.

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