Sonam Kapoor Named PETA India’s Person Of The Year 2018
Mumbai: Bollywood Megastar Sonam Kapoor has been named India’s Person Of The Year By People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for 2018. The actress, who follows a vegan diet, has always been vocal about animal rights and prevention of cruelty to animals.
Sonam, who co-owns clothing brand Rheson with sister Rhea Kapoor, made sure that animal skin bags do not find a place in the fashion line. Kapoor has also earned a title for campaigning against cruelty to animals. In 2016, Sonam was named PETA India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity, and she earned a Compassionate Business Award from the group a year later for her cruelty-free handbag line.
Earlier, Sonam had met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and urged him for a Maharashtra-wide ban on glass-coated manja that can entangle and kill birds. She also distributed “kind kites” to children to help prevent injuries from manja. Besides, Kapoor is also vocal about animal rights on social media.
“Whether she’s enjoying vibrant vegan meals or rallying her fans to do their part to stop animal suffering, Sonam Kapoor never hesitates to help animals any way she can,” PETA India Associate Director Sachin Bangera said in a statement.
On the work front, Sonam Kapoor is currently shooting for ‘The Zoya Factor’ where she stars opposite South Superstar Dulquer Salmaan. She will also be seen in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga’ with father Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla.
Sonam was last seen in the blockbuster ‘Veere Di Wedding’ where she starred alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. The movie earned rare reviews and became the highest grossing female-oriented film in Bollywood, with a total collection of Rs. 140 Crore.
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