Actress Shraddha Kapoor says as a celebrity she feels responsible to express her voice on issues that are close to her heart including animal cruelty. “I think for me, when it comes to voicing my opinion, I do it only for the cause or issue that is close to my heart. I genuinely feel about animal welfare, I stand strongly against animal cruelty,” says Shraddha.
“When the new rule came on, punishing the offender with Rs 75,000 and five years of jail, I supported that. I turned vegetarian because internally that realisation happened to me, and that is also a way to change my lifestyle while standing against animal cruelty,” she continued.
“I am also against deforestation and that was the reason even in the rain, I was standing and supporting Save Aarey campaign. On that front too, a positive result came. So yes, as an artiste I do express my opinion on issues when I feel strongly about them and I have sound knowledge on them,” she declared.
Last year Shraddha was among Bollywood celebrities along with Dia Mirza and Swara Bhasker who supported the campaign #SaveAarey and also welcomed the decision of the state government on the announcment of relocation of the Metro rail shed from Aarey colony to Kanjurmarg. —IANS