Bollywood star Salman Khan urged millions of viewers of the finale episode of Big Boss to go plant-based, declaring it the best form of protein. But is he vegan? Salman Khan promoted Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh's plant-based meat brand, Imagine Meats, on the Big Boss stage. - Media Credit: Instagram

Bollywood Star Salman Khan Urges Millions Of Viewers To Go Plant-Based


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Hit actor and Bollywood star Salman Khan urged millions of viewers of the Indian reality show, Big Boss.

The show has an estimated viewership of over 13 million and is in its 14th season.

‘Plant-based meat is the best form of protein’

On the finale episode of the latest season, the famed producer and television personality said: “Plant-based meat is the best form of protein.”

It is identical to chicken and lamb in flavor, he added. Moreover, he commended plant-based meat products for having ‘that non-vegetarian taste’.

Fellow Bollywood star Riteish Deshmukh promoted his new plant-based meat brand, Imagine Meats, on stage.

Deshmukh created the product with his wife Genelia. The pair wanted to help provide a meat alternative ‘without the guilt of environmental and public health impacts’.

Plant-based in India

Imagine Meats co-founder Riteish Deshmukh promoted his plant-based products on stage, alongside Khan

One Twitter user said the spotlight on plant-based meats was ‘huge’ in promoting plant-based meats in India. He predicted an ‘impending smart protein boom’ across the country and stressed its importance.

However, awareness is increasing. For example, just last month the Times Of India heralded the benefits of a plant-based diet. It did so in a double-page spread, highlighting the health improvements of a diet free from animals, and was met with a positive response.

Is Salman Khan vegan?

Salman Khan posts about his affinity for animals, but news reports indicate he is not vegan himself

Some reports claim Khan is a vegetarian, and he regularly posts photos displaying an affinity for animals on social media. He also shares images of a strict fitness regime.

However, according to a host of Indian news outlets, the star has been involved in poaching in the past.

This was after he killed an endangered species of Blackbuck, according to reports.

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Mak Singh
Mak Singh
1 year ago

Loool. Salman Khan. Is an avid meat eater. You folks probably still think Aamir Khan is still vegan. He gave it up after 6 months

The one that have truly been eating vegan in bollywood are
Ayesha Takia
Mallika Sherawat
Kangana Renaut

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Mak Singh

In the article, the question is asked “Is Salman Khan Vegan?” the statement that Khan is vegan, was never made 🙂

Mak Singh
Mak Singh
1 year ago

My comment was more so on the notes where it was speculated that he may be vegetarian. No sireeeee he is far from it. Fair play to him for promoting. But its very hard for me to take him seriously after the black buck case which is still on going after 24 years.

1 year ago

Never heard of this actor before. But why would he tell others to go plant based then he still consumes meats or dairy? And speaking out on behalf of other species, like his dog, but then was known as a poacher? What is wrong with people to voice one thing but do another? I don’t get the hypocracy.

Mak Singh
Mak Singh
1 year ago
Reply to  shingo

He is a very big star over there. Net worth around 300 mill.

But yes I agree with you. I cant take him seriously

1 year ago

Being Indian and having watched his movies growing up, i can say that Salman has always known to be cruel in the industry to animals and humans. He is known as ‘bhai’ which means a cartel or a guy who brings fear in others. Please don’t promote anything Salman says. We have 0 respect for him. He is a murderer and a rapist. He has powers to destroy people’s lives in the film industry and he has. Being vegan is not just about animal cruelty, it is everything around it. Please verify before posting about him, otherwise you will lose credibility. Thank you

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Swetha

News stories are never written persuasively or injected with an opinion. We tell the news to give facts verbatim and do not necessarily personally condone or approve of the companies we are writing about.