Shilpa Shetty Kundra has slammed Twitter users for mocking her over her misinterpretation of George Orwell’s novella Animal Farm.
The 41-year-old actress was quoted in a newspaper saying the book was about animal welfare and could help children
Addressing the social media aftermath, she posted a on Instagram saying she doesn’t owe anyone an explanation.
“My mom always says that when you are a celebrity never complain and never explain. Love must be unconditional... mine stays,” Shetty Kundra wrote.
“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”
The actress also took to Twitter to defend herself.
“Whilst I admire the writers of LOTR, Harry Potter & Animal Farm I’ve “NEVER” read these books(@ the cost of sounding even dumber!) Not my kind [sic].
“So recommending them to kids is out of the question! Obviously some misunderstanding. Don’t want to get into it. This too shall pass [sic],” she wrote.
Shetty Kundra was asked about her views on famous books being a part of the new ICSE syllabus in India.
She said: “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 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.”
#ShilpaShettyReviews started trending on Twitter with people posting jokes about other books.