Actor Amrita Rao has been rather busy off late. Besides the post-production of Jolly LLB, and other work commitments, the actor is currently undergoing an intense workshop to prepare for the power-packed role of a journalist that she will be playing in Anil Sharma’s Singh Sahab The Great with Sunny Deol. However, the actor who always believes in supporting a social cause took some time out from her hectic schedule recently to launch PETA’s new vegan logo specially designed to define vegan food on the menu and also offer more vegan options at various restaurants.
And it’s something that she not only preaches, but also practices herself. “Amrita is a hard-core vegetarian even though non-vegetarian food is an integral part of their culture,” says a source close to the star. Amrita herself feels that a vegetarian diet provides all nutrients required for a fit and healthy body. “Amrita always says that vegetarians can also have well-sculpted bodies and they too can increase their lean body muscle and there have been a number of vegetarian icons who have proved that,” adds the source.
So, at the event when she was quizzed about the vegetarians fulfilling their protein requirement and was it possible for them to have great bodies, Amrita was quick to reply in the affirmative. Mentioning the names of buddy and co-star Shahid Kapoor and Olympics bronze-medalist wrestler Susheel Kumar, she added, “These two have always been my vegetarian icons and I look up to them for their diet regime and consistency.”
The petite actor, who is known to always speak her mind, also saved a few buffalos in her vicinity from being fed plastic bags and garbage along with fodder with the help and support from PETA. The other cause which is said to be rather close to the actor’s heart is being environment-conscious. The actor has often taken to the micro-blogging site Twitter to share her views on it too. “I really do believe that each one of us taking even a small step to conserve or help protect our environment will actually go a long way. It doesn’t matter whether you are being heard, seen or appreciated, what matters is that because of our decision, our generations to come will have lesser issues to battle,” says Amrita.