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.”
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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.