Shilpa Shetty was asked about her opinion on famous books being a part of the ICSE syllabus by a newspaper and Twitter lost its cool in no time. As the Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) decided to include ‘Harry Potter’ series in the English Literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, the actress said, “I think having books like the ‘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 think 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.”
Rather than being a book on animal welfare, the dystopian 1945 George Orwell novel (Animal Farm) is a satire against Stalin, with strong political undercurrents that reflect the author’s criticism of the leader of the Soviet Union.
And predictably, Twitter had a laugh riot with this, putting hundreds of virtual titles on the book shelf with #ShilpaShettyReviews. Here are our favourites.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Shilpa Shetty.
I want to read the version of Animal Farm that she did. pic.twitter.com/CzhNbFa5Bl
— Jonathan Gouveia (@justjonathan90) 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 Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits.” #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) November 28, 2016
Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book about a group of lions and racism. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Purva Scamander (@thatobesewoman) November 28, 2016
Kids must read Kamasutra book. So that they know what is the secret of getting work done. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 28, 2016
“Loved all those mysteries but I still don’t know what Nancy drew…” #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Praveen (@Pravmaga) November 28, 2016
— Sir Main Dad (@SirJohnRoe) November 28, 2016
The Hunger Games is a great series on Karwa Chauth. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Nirwa Mehta (@nirwamehta) November 28, 2016
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