Actor Farhan Akhtar today pointed out a 'glaring error' in West Bengal school text books. According to an image tweeted by Twitter user Lyfe Ghosh, a school textbook in West Bengal has used the image of Farhan Akhtar instead of the sports legend Milkha Singh. Akhtar, who portrayed the role of the Indian athlete in his biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, retweeted the image and requested the West Bengal Education Ministry to recall the and replace the book.
"To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely," the actor tweeted while tagging the senior leader in the ruling party Derek O'Brian.
The TMC leader gave a quick response: On it. Thanks for the feedback.
To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 19, 2018
There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book?
Sincerely. @derekobrienmp https://t.co/RV2D3gV5bd
The mistake has however left the Twiterrati shocked. Some are calling it a glaring mistake while others a dark comedy.
This is comedy. Dark comedy. Satirical dark comedy. At first I laughed so hard.. Then I gave it some serious thought.. And then I laughed harder https://t.co/LA4TAZpRL3— sanket porwal (@sanketporwal) August 19, 2018
On it. Thanks for the feedback.— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) August 19, 2018
Wt the hell education system is performing,, is their no procedure for approval of drafts... Blunder— BS_Shekhawat (@bsshekhawat134) August 19, 2018
First two minutes just kept laughing... Then realised man this is a serious mistake...— hari iyer (@iyerhari14) August 19, 2018
Ha ha !!! This just goes on to prove that Bollywood representations are more popular than the original... sad state of our education system .... wonder who’s publishing and clearing this for consumption by children !!!— Wg Cdr Gitika (R) (@gitika9) August 19, 2018
Some members of Farhan Akhtar fan club took the mistake as a sign of the actor's talent.
This indeed a mistake... But also a sign you portrayed the role perfectly 😉— zoha deeba khan (@zoha18) August 19, 2018
@FarOutAkhtar Looks like you really played your role to perfection!!!— Sumanth Jain (@SumanthKJain) August 19, 2018