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When Shilpa Shetty thought Animal Farm was about caring for animals, and Twitterati had a field day

Shilpa Shetty wants children to learn love and affection towards animals from George Orwell's Animal Farm. Sure!

shilpa-animal-tweet-main_759 Uh Oh! Never judge a book by its title, should be the mantra to follow here!

The ICSE recently announced the inclusion of books like JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Tintin and Asterix in school for classes III to VIII. The move, which was made to include contemporary literature books and comics, was welcomed by a lot of students, parents and educationists. Popular actress Shilpa Shetty also appreciated the move, but while at it, seems to have mistaken (and we surely hope it is a mistake) one book for another.

The actress was quoted by an English daily in which she said that reading the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter will cultivate the imagination and creativity of the children to a large extent. In addition, she also had a suggestion to make. According to her, adding George Orwell’s dystopian novella Animal Farm will also prove helpful, because the book can teach the little ones how to love and care for animals! You heard us!

Of course, add that to those who thought To Kill a Mocking Bird was, well… just that, or Lord of the Flies being a book on the fly kingdom, and you have yourself a literary faux pas of the most delightful order – in Twitterverse, that is!

No sooner had someone spotted this major blunder, Twitter started buzzing with people reacting to Shetty’s uninformed statement! Tweeple began tweeting with the hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews to roast the Chura Ke Dile Mera actress, coming up with their own unique summaries of various popular book titles.

Sample some of the tweets here.

This book was certified A by the UNESCO.

A while after Twitter was done cracking jokes on the actress’ ignorance, she took to Twitter too, to give her side of the explanation.

Now that’s that. But if you have similar one-liner book reviews to add, then let us know in the comments section below.

First published on: 28-11-2016 at 04:06:58 pm
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