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Stars of Bollywood to share their vegan tips

Forthcoming book will include recipes and advice from stars of screen and music.

A host of celebrities, including Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Neha Dhupia, are to share their favourite vegan recipes for The Bolly Holly Vegan Cookbook, due out early next year.

"It will be perfect for everyone - veteran vegans, curious newcomers and those who just want to try the occasional meatless meal - as well as both kitchen novices and culinary wizards," said Poorva Joshipura, the head of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) in India.

"The recipes will allow readers to enjoy vegan versions of old-time Indian regional favourites and to explore dishes they might never have heard of before. The book will reveal how easy it is to turn traditionally meat- or dairy-laden Indian dishes - and those from faraway lands - into more enjoyable and far healthier vegan delicacies."

Other Indian actors involved in the book include Sonu Sood, Raveena Tandon, Amrita Rao, Celina Jaitly and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Peta supporters in the US and the UK, such as Pamela Anderson, Alicia Silverstone, Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Adams, Stella McCartney and Eva Mendes, are also being tapped to share their favourite dishes.

"Learning what celebrities eat can reveal the secrets behind their shiny hair, slim figures and healthy skin. The book will offer celebrity tips and facts about the benefits of vegan eating," added Joshipura. "Best of all, it will be fun - full of colourful pictures, with cinematic terms used throughout." * IANS