Whoever said diamonds are a woman's best friend clearly wasn't female - or clearly never had a pet. Bollywood celebrities can vouch for this. Amongst the many loves that Bollywood ladies could (read: shoes, clothes, travel, box office profits), their pets definitely seem to be on top of the list. From Priyanka Chopra to Alia Bhatt, spending time with their beloved pets seems to be something these busy stars cannot get enough of. It's no wonder that in their free time, these adorable animals are their favorite companions. Here are a few pictures of these stars with their pets that will absolutely make your day. Also, we've got to mention, all these Bollywood stars absolutely endorse adopting and not buying/selling pets. True lovers of animals, we can tell.
Priyanka Chopra and her pooch Diana
Priyanka Chopra met her little friend on the sets of a video she was shooting for Buzzfeed in America. Seems like for Priyanka and her dog, Diana, it was love at first sight. Priyanka seems to take Diana with her wherever she goes, and when she can't seems like Diana is well taken care of. Priyanka's obsession with her adopted pup is evident from the fact that Diana has her very own Instagram account. We love that the two of them make such a fiercely fashionable duo.
Alia Bhatt and Edward the cat
Anyone who follows Alia on social media can vouch for her love of animals. Only last year, Alia started an animal welfare initiative called coexist, an effort by her to make human beings more empathetic towards animals. Given how much she supports adopting animals and giving one a loving home, Alia naturally loves her cat to bits. Alia's beautiful white cat, Eddie, seems to be an integral part of all Alia's milestones and evenings spent at home. Eddie, short for Edward, was a birthday acquisition - and he's already a star in his own right.
Athiya Shetty and her best bud Brody
Athiya Shetty is one fashionable girl, there are few who can deny that. But her husky Brody is really the one who is winning our hearts at the moment. Brody seems to be Athiya's best chilling company when she can't sleep and also accompanies her on her cheat meals. Athiya's love for animals transcends Brody, though. She also often spends time with the animals at The Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals. We're happy to see these stars put their free time to a good cause.
Shraddha Kapoor and Shyloh
Shraddha Kapoor's little pooch Shyloh seems to be one lucky dog. Other than being thoroughly pampered and sharing sleepy mornings with Shraddha, Shyloh also seems to have mastered the art of posing with her for pictures and is a favourite in a lot of Shraddha's Instagram stories. Clearly, these two have a friendship like no other.
Anushka Sharma and Dude
It doesn't matter that Anushka's husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, is often away from home on tours. All she has to do is curl up on her off days with Dude, her adorable Labrador. Anushka was PETA's Person Of The Year last year and has been actively campaigning for animal rights. Everyone loves Dude, as the second post shows.
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