Shilpa Shetty thinks George Orwell's Animal Farm is a children's book, Twitterati react

George Orwell's Animal Farm based on a dystopian society and the Russian Revolution of 1917 is a social commentary on the Stalinist era in Soviet Union. But actress Shilpa Shetty's interpretation of it left the Twitterati in splits.

 Shilpa Shetty thinks George Orwells Animal Farm is a childrens book, Twitterati react

File photo of Shilpa Shetty. Reuters

As the Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) decided to include the Harry Potter series in the English literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, starting from 2017-18, the actress was asked about her views on famous books being a part of the ICSE syllabus by a newspaper.

To which she said, "I think having books like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter as part of the syllabus is a great move because it cultivates imagination and creativity at a young age. I think books like Little Women would also encourage respect towards women at a young age. Even Animal Farm should be included as it will teach the little ones to love and care for animals."

Following this gaffe, social media was abound with witticisms and jokes with #ShilpaShettyReviews going viral.


Firstpost has some as well:

The Kite Runner is a actually a self-help book about Vasant Panchmi.

Hamlet is about a village far far away.

The Odyssey by Homer is about an Odissi dancer and the show that Shilpa Shetty won in 2007, Big Brother, is a lesson on brotherliness.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2016 07:48:06 IST