Shipla Shetty trolled for mistaking Animal Farm as a book on animals

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Shilpa Shetty faced Twitter users’ ridicule on Monday after she mistook George Orwell’s famous literary work, Animal Farm, a book based on animals.

Orwell’s Animal Farm is a classic and based on the Russian Revolution of 1917 dwelling on the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union. The book, as wrongly understood by Shilpa, doesn’t promote love for animals.

Animal Farm

The Mumbai Times had asked Shilpa for her views on the inclusion of characters from popular culture in a new reading syllabus for schoolchildren in India. This was after the Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) announced it planned to include Harry Potter series in the English Literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, starting from 2017-18.

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The 41-year-old actor replied, ” “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.”

Eagle-eyed users on the microblogging site were quick to spot the actor’s gaffe and reacted with equally funny tweets. This was widely reported even in UK, where the actor had won the Celebrity Big Brother, a contest that catapulted her to international fame and gave a fresh lease of life to her fading career.

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#ShilpaShettyReviews remained the top Twitter trend for several hours on Monday.

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