When Twitterati decided to 'teach' 'book reviewer' Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Updated: Dec 02, 2016, 13:35 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Twitterati troll Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty after she suggests that literary classic 'Animal Farm' is a children's book and should be in school curriculum to teach kids to care for animals

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra is in the news, but unfortunately for her it's for all the wrong reasons.

The actress started trending on social media over her literary review of George Orwell's 1945 novella 'Animal Farm'. She suggested that the book should taught to children since it would make them "love and care for animals".

The ICSE board, recently, decided to include several popular books like 'Harry Potter', 'Tintin', 'The Hobbit' and 'Amar Chitra Katha' in their syllabus for English.

The move was appreciated all around and a national daily reached out to Shilpa Shetty to comment on the issue as a mother of a four-year-old son -- Viaan. The 41-year-old 'yoga teacher' tied herself up in knots by suggesting that 'Animal Farm' was a children's book.

'Animal Farm' is actually a dystopian allegory for the rise of Stalinism in which the animal rise up in revolution, but ultimately end up in giving rise to a corrupt elite.

Twitter had a field day trolling the actress and even made #ShilpaShettyReviews a trend.


She later released a clarification stating that she hadn't read any of the books mentioned in her quote.

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