28 Nov, 2016

Sometimes actors forget that everything they say, can and IS held against them. Unfortunately for Shilpa Shetty, her error in mistaking Orwell's publication as a children's book landed her as the latest victim of online trolls.

In an interview with Indian publication The Mumbai Times, Shilpa was asked to comment on the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination's (ICSE) decision to include the Harry Potter series, The Hobbit, Feluda and Agatha Christie's novels to school curriculums, to which she replied:

"Books like Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) 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."

Welcome #ShilpaShettyReviews on Twitter.

People were unforgiving in naming famous books and films, taking their titles as literal reasons why they too should be included in the syllabus and taught to children:

Not sure if they'll be okay with this shade though...

A for Apple, B for ball... V for Vendetta!

We can imagine children chanting "Remember, remember the 5th of November" in a threatening tone to their teachers.

Time for a sequel


If you missed the supermoon sighting you can read all about it

Waiting for Hitler to rise from his grave

Plot twist!

Don't know what work anyone can get done if they spare time to read this book

And then someone decided to take a jibe at an Indian publication

Yes, we've got our ham-let on

Spoiler: Watson the waterbuck saves him

How to lose weight... till you drop dead

Okay, so we've had a good laugh, but seriously though


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techscribe Nov 28, 2016 07:20pm
Why troll Shilpa. I bought it for my kid when she was six years old. She enjoyed it thoroughly even though she couldn't relate it to the Bolshevik revolution.
Princess_of_DHUMP Nov 28, 2016 07:51pm
Today's Twitterati: *Logs on to twitter ** See #ShilpaShettyReviews trending *** Googles "Main idea of the Animal Farm Book" ****Tweets "Hahaha #ShilpaShetty is so stupid"
S. A. M. Nov 28, 2016 08:10pm
the tweets are so much fun to read. poor shilpa. feel bad for her. there should be a rating as to whose was the best tweet. I think Sherlock Holmes was the best one vote hard to choose though.
Sharath shetty Nov 28, 2016 08:48pm
Humans do mistake !!!,malgude days short stories are best,sherlock holmes short stories are better then Agatha Christie long novels...
Usman Nov 28, 2016 09:53pm
Why expect intelligence from actors/actresses in the first place? They just pretend to be someone else for money.
Neeraj Nov 28, 2016 10:34pm
This is all about fun, nothing serious.
Harmony-1© Nov 28, 2016 10:50pm
@Techscribe - Who would buy a book about the Russian Revolution for a 6 year old? You probably bought it by just looking at the title :)
Arshad Canada Nov 28, 2016 11:35pm
Somehow, Twitter forces all the celebrities to say or comments on every subject. Why do they have to do it , God Knows. Either they think they must stay in news or someone pumped them that you really truly know every topic.
Alba Nov 29, 2016 01:41am
Some Bollywood stars are more equal that others.
A ShAh Nov 29, 2016 01:58am
I don't get it, I read it at school as part of a school exercises.
Rehman Nov 29, 2016 02:38am
This is unfair. Shilpa Shetty is a movie actress, not a poet, author, or scientist. Maybe she should also stick to what she knows best, ie. acting!
Mother Kashmir Nov 29, 2016 02:52am
Shilpa is a celebrity,here she's academic, I think she's kidding or in passive mood. Keep it up.
Raj patel Nov 29, 2016 03:35am
English Alphabet start from A for Apple to Z for zebra means from vegetable to animal while Hindi alphabet start from aa for unpadha to gya for gyan.
Bubble Nov 29, 2016 08:55am
Thanks Dawn for making me laugh so loud in the morning.
I. sahi Nov 29, 2016 09:40am
It is not on her only. What about those editors????
Syed Irfan Ali Nov 29, 2016 10:00am
Such a good laugh to start my day... thoroughly enjoyed Twitteratis' sense of humour.
KnowTheTruth Nov 29, 2016 10:37am
it is time to review why we pay attention to celebrities with low IQ. Her acting career ended more than a decade back. All she does nowadays is pretend to be judge at dance contests on TV.
UA Nov 29, 2016 11:20am
@techscribe Wow, that was early. Some of Orwelle's works can be quite dark. Anyway, thanks for the good laugh Dawn, and the good people of Twitter. Might also add 'To kill a Mockingbird', a manual for shooting down birds. Could be pretty useful for Indian kids. After all, you never know when the next ...... Pakistani pigeon will attack.
Kau Nov 29, 2016 11:44am
Interesting take. One would say, that it is in the eyes of the beholder. Who is right here is the question? It is the interpretation of others we take to heart. Learn to discriminate and thus arriving at a resolution by your self is a wise person,do not be a flock and follow the leader,this method one may say say that it is an exercise in philosophical inquiry by one
NARENDRA Nov 29, 2016 11:53am
Bollywood actors think that they know everything and they can tweet on any thing. Probably she did it without even knowing the book what it is (forget about reading it). This shows immaturity and her eagerness to get quick publicity. Sorry Shilpa, don't repeat this next time.
AKS Nov 29, 2016 12:29pm
And what about Victoria's Secret?
Ammar Nov 30, 2016 07:53am
People make mistakes - lets stay classy, politely point it out and move on.
Debu Nov 30, 2016 10:47am
All bollywood actresses are dumb; but some are more dumber than others.
Yasir khan Dec 02, 2016 04:18am
@Princess_of_DHUMP you nailed it. I don't know why it's do important to stay hip with new things because I am certainly not and I don't think that makes me stupid (29 year old man).