The actress, who was trolled for misconstruing the classic novel as a children’s book, now says that she never read the book.
Shilpa Shetty says she hasn't read Animal Farm
Mumbai - 29 Nov 2016 13:32 IST
Updated : 13:56 IST
Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been trolled since yesterday for a gaffe in a newspaper quote. Her quote meant that she had misconstrued a classic political satire novel as a children’s book.
One of the columns from a daily had Shetty express her views on classic novels like Harry Potter being included in the syllabus of Indian schools.
One of the columns attributed this quote to Shetty: '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. They should include books like Little Women, as it encourages respect towards women at a young age. Even a book like Animal Farm can teach the little ones to love and care for animals'.
For the record, George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novella first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. It has nothing to do with animals.
Having being trolled by thousands, Shetty took to twitter to imply that she never made such comments as she’s never even read Animal Farm.
Whilst I admire the writers of LOTR, Harry Potter & Animal Farm I've "NEVER" read these books(@ the cost of soundin even dumber!)Not my kind— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 28, 2016
While the actress has washed her hands off the quote, we couldn’t help but revisit some of the hilarious tweets targeting her.
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— Fats (@a_bit_too_much) November 28, 2016
The above tweet was perhaps also mocking at Shetty’s video of colouring her hair red.
"The Fault In Our Stars" is a book where two tragic lovers can't marry because their kundlis didn't match. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Sholay Kid (@Ayamang) November 28, 2016
Here's our cheeky take on #ShilpaShettyReviews
Shetty has always been a sport and while we believe that she was wrongly quoted, we hope that the actress sees the lighter side of the innumerable tweets.