Bollywood actor-producer Shilpa Shetty was trolled on Twitter after she misinterpreted George Orwell's "Animal Farm".
The actor has said the book should be included in school syllabus so that kids can learn to love and care for animals.
Shilpa Shetty thinks Animal Farm, a social commentary on the dystopian society and the Russian Revolution during the Stalinist era in Soviet Union, should be included in school syllabus as it will “teach the little ones to love and care for animals”.
Shilpa was speaking to an English daily when asked to react to the recent development of The Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) deciding to include Harry Potter series in the English Literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, starting from 2017-18.
“I think having books like ‘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 thinks 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,” the daily quoted Shilpa as saying.
Soon, after her comment, #ShilpaShettyReviews was the top trend on Twitter India with people posting jokes about other books Monday afternoon.
"Children should watch the Wolf of Wall Street. It's about a wolf who worked hard and became a stockbroker. #ShilpaShettyReviews," a Twitterati wrote.
"The Mummy Returns is a great sequel... To Stepmom. #ShilpaShettyReviews," another Twitter user wrote.Similarly, another user tweeted,
"Fifty Shades of Grey is an amazing coloring book. Children will love it."
Some of the most hilarious and witty tweets that followed are:
The Hunger Games is a great series on Karwa Chauth. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Nirwa Mehta (@nirwamehta) November 28, 2016
"Fifty Shades of Grey is an amazing coloring book.Children will love it"#ShilpaShettyReviews— RF (@a_bit_too_much) November 28, 2016
“The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits.” #ShilpaShettyReviews— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) November 28, 2016
"The Lord Of The Rings is the best autobiography of Bappi Lahiri ever." #ShilpaShettyReviews— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) November 28, 2016
"Two States by Chetan Bhagat details the events leading to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana" #ShilpaShettyReviews— Nimrah (@nim147) November 28, 2016