Who can categorise George Orwell’s Animal Farm with Harry Potter? Most of us can’t, but Bollywood actor-producer Shilpa Shetty can. The actor has a very “kind” reason to do so – she has said the book should be included in school syllabus so that kids can learn to love and care for animals.
Shilpa Shetty said Animal Farm, a social commentary on the dystopian society and the Russian Revolution during the Stalinist era in Soviet Union, should be included in school syllabus as it will “teach the little ones to love and care for animals”.
Shilpa Shetty was speaking to an English daily when asked to react to the recent development of The Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) deciding to include Harry Potter series in the English Literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, starting from 2017-18.
“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,” the daily quoted Shilpa as saying.
Soon, #ShilpaShettyReviews was the top trend on Twitter India with people posting jokes about other books Monday afternoon.
While one Twitter user said, “The Hunger Games is a great series on Karwa Chauth,” the best one was perhaps this – “Fifty Shades of Grey is an amazing coloring book. Children will love it.”
Sample some of the most hilarious and witty tweets that followed:
The Hunger Games is a great series on Karwa Chauth. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Nirwa (@nirwamehta) November 28, 2016
“The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits.” #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Hideous Kojima (@scaryhairyman) November 28, 2016
— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) November 28, 2016
PS, I Love You would encourage more kids to buy Play Stations. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) November 28, 2016
Perks of being a wallflower is a great read, particularly for gardening enthusiasts with space constraints. #ShilpaShettyReviews
— Tanushka. (@TanooshkaM) November 28, 2016
Online Source: Hindustan Times.