Bollywood Star Joins Animal Campaign

Kalki Koechin is the latest celebrity to support PETA


Posted: 06.07.12

Bollywood Star Joins Animal Campaign

She’s one of the coolest stars in the industry, with a film director husband and several hit movies under her belt, and now Kalki Koechin has joined a new campaign by PETA to encourage people to adopt, rather than buy a pet cat.

Kalki studied drama and theatre at the renowned Goldsmiths, University of London, and toured the UK last year with Rajat Kapoor's production of Hamlet: The Clown Prince. Her debut role in the critically acclaimed Hindi film Dev D earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 and also a husband, as she later married the film's director, Anurag Kashyap. She was also nominated for Screen and Stardust awards for best actress this year for her work in the Hindi thriller Shaitan. Currently, Koechlin is starring in the film Shanghai.

In the new PETA advert, Kalki is featured with her own pet rescue cat Dosa, whom she describes as a ‘super cat’. She said: ‘Dosa is cuddly, affectionate and good-looking. With so many homeless animals suffering on the streets or waiting to be adopted in animal shelters, breeders only add to the problem by bringing yet more cats and dogs into the world. I am so happy that I adopted Dosa.’

Across the UK, stray cats and dogs struggle to survive on the streets. Many of them starve to death or are injured, abused or hit by vehicles. Countless others are left to languish in animal shelters because there aren't enough good homes for them. Kalki hopes the campaign will show people they can bring joy into the life of a homeless dog or cat – and into their own lives – by adopting a homeless animal.

For more information about animal homelessness, visit PETA.

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