Early leaders Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor as well as Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Hema Malini put up a real fight.

But after thousands of votes were cast to help PETA India choose the winners, the results indicated Modi and Rekha to be on the top, said a statement.

"I've been a vegetarian for most of my life and can endorse the fact that it affects the way you think and perceive life", Rekha said.

Modi practises yoga to stay fit and dines on animal-friendly vegetarian foods whenever he meets with international delegates.

"Rekha and Prime Minister Modi have inspired caring people everywhere to ditch meat in favour of vegetarian foods. Both of PETA India's winners prove that nothing is hotter than kindness, which they show every time they sit down for a meal," said Poorva Joshipura, chief executive officer, PETA India.

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