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Happy Birthday, Amitabh Bachchan!

Written by PETA | October 12, 2007

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been the hottest ticket in India for a long time. He’s been in about a hundred movies, many of which are among the top-grossing Indian films of all time, and he’s reported to be working on a new film called Shantaram, starring Johnny Depp. He also happens to be an outspoken vegetarian and a longtime supporter of PETA India’s work on behalf of animals. So a couple of my pals from PETA India did something special for his birthday this week to thank him for everything he’s done. Here’s a pic:


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  • Leo F. Swiontek says:

    Best thing about Amitabh Bachchan is that he is very sincere and dedicated to his acting. I really like this great personality.

  • animalfriend says:

    in india hunting is forbidden!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Yeah RayO but we’re supposedly more intelligent and hopefully ethical than cats. But please don’t use sport and hunting in the same sentence. Borrowed from the net “Other hunters explain that hunting is a sport they take part in. Sport??? Let’s compare it to my favourite sport. Hockey two teams equal members per team with equal equipment set rules that all are aware of. Hunting hunters vs. animals guns crossbows etc. vs. no equipment the hunters set the rules and the animals aren’t even aware there’s a game on! If you don’t like my hockey analogy try the same thing with any other sport…you’ll see my point.”

  • allegro says:

    to the folks uphere in india hunting is strictly forbidden!

  • captain nemo says:

    Christopher Cochran i know but in most indian regions hunting is forbidden! just now they had a great scandal because of actor salman khan supposed to have hunted endangered species! this happened in the regions of bishnoi where any kind of hunting is not tolerated!

  • Ray-O says:

    Cochran’s right. Poaching is illegally shooting a tiger or an elephant. A majestic endangered animal that needs to be protected. Deer on the other hand are abundant. They’re gonna be predated on anyway so there’s no reason that we shouldn’t join the party. Like I said humans are not the only ones who hunt for sport. Cats hunt mice for sport too.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Captain Hunting and poaching are not the same thing.

  • heather says:

    happy birthday! it’s so great to see everyone is making a change! It’s even better that someone who is a celebrity doesn’t indulge in cruelty but does the RIGHT thing and advocate animal rights!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    The happiest of Birthdays Amitabh Bachchan. Peta India you are amazing. My love to all Judith

  • Ray-O says:

    I was joking about Shar Rukh Khan just to piss Stephen Colbert off. I know cows are sacred in India and I respect that. Here in Puerto Rico they ain’t! Come to RayO delicious steak! By the way now that someone brought up hunting I’d like to take a moment to talk about it. I totally do not condone shooting endangered animals like tigers or bears. However ungulates and rabbits animals that those carnivores would eat are completely fine to eat. Now some of you say that humans are the only animals who hunt for sport… I’m about to prove you wrong and the answer lies in many homes across the world. That’s right. I’m talking about your domestic cats. Mousing is simple sport to them. So go out and hunt if you want but stay away from the big scary animals.

  • Jyoti Bhuva says:

    Happy Birthday Amitabh. Lets hope more people follow your example by being vegetarian. India has the best vegetarian food in the world so there is no reason to be a part in this cruel industry of producing meat.

  • captain nemo says:

    RayO In this case Shar Rukh Khan should be a guiding light in your life! Just now he published a great report against the meanness of hunting and poaching and that the animal guardians in the forests are heroes who are risking their lifes daily for to protect animal life! And in his wonderful movie ‘ashoka’ there’s much about animal protection inside and he’s talking to a cow calling her ‘venerableone’! So you got an excellent guru in him take him as an example!

  • Ray-O says:

    Heh he ain’t no Shar Rukh Khan.

  • V. Soto says:

    Happy Birthday Amitabh!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Love you PETA India!

  • Jaclyn says:

    How cool! Happy Birthday Amitabh!!

  • FREE BURMA says:

    Amitabh is one of my favorite Bollywoodstars and i send him my warmest congratulations! The Bachchans are a lovely family when his son Abishek married Aishwarya Rai she became also a vegetarian! There are also many other vegetarian Bollywoodstars! Here is a small list Ayesha Takia Sonu Sood Mallika Sherawat John Abraham Amrita Rao Jackie Shroff Vidya Balan Raveena Tandon Namitha Sheetal Mallar Indrani Das Gupta Ujwala Raut Celina Caitley Bipasha Basu Tanushree Dutta Kareena Kapoor Madhavan Mandira Bedi Hema Malini Priya Gill Yana Gupta Sneha and many many more if someone is interested i can send the whole list!

  • Carla says:

    Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan! From Canada!