In tweets, Shilpa confessed on Monday evening that she had read neither Orwell nor Tolkien nor even Rowling and dismissed the article as 'some misunderstanding.'
Whilst I admire the writers of LOTR, Harry Potter & Animal Farm I've "NEVER" read these books(@ the cost of soundin even dumber!)Not my kind? SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 28, 2016
..So recommending them to kids is out of the question! Obviously some misunderstanding..Don't want to get into it.This too shall pass.? SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 28, 2016
She also cited a lesson from her mother about being a celebrity:
Shilpa's failure to have understood the political subtext of Animal Farm has resulted in an entertaining Twitter trend, certainly one of the most creative we've seen in a while. The hashtag #ShilpaShettyReviews trended on Monday, a collection of tweets on Shilpa's possible and absolutely literal summarisation of other famous novels, among them classics like Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451, J D Salinger's Catcher In The Rye, Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Virginia Woolf's A Room Of One's Own, William Golding's Lord Of The Flies, John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath and Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen. Here are 10 of the best:
Today I'm gonna talk about "The Fountainhead" and it is about a fountain coming from a person's head. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Vivek Tejuja (@vivekisms) November 28, 2016
Fahrenheit 451 is about how hot such temperatures are. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Vivek (@milcom_) November 28, 2016
Children should read "Midnight's Children" to make them learn bad things which happen in night like, Children.#ShilpaShettyReviews? (@abnvx) November 28, 2016
The Color Purple is a book that helps kids fall in love with the colour purple. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Amena (@Fashionopolis) November 28, 2016
Kids should learn about ancestors hunting experience reading " to kill a mockingbird" #ShilpaShettyReviews? baboo_bisleri (@NoddyAkhtar) November 28, 2016
Children must read Watchmen to find out more about their building's security guards' llives. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Arshad (@kikcasso) November 28, 2016
Catcher in the rye is about the worst fielder in my IPL team #ShilpaShettyReviews? ashwin (@ashwink_s) November 28, 2016
All children should read A Room of One's Own so they can learn how to decorate it. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Shahana Yasmin (@shahana_y) November 28, 2016
Read Grapes of Wrath to be aware of violent grapes #ShilpaShettyReviews? Manan Kacheria (@LordOfTheWheel) November 28, 2016
Lord of The Flies is about a ruthless fly overlord that forces his subjects to go mess with the humans. #ShilpaShettyReviews? Manoj Bhagavatula (@ManojB90) November 28, 2016
Shilpa Shetty who is currently a judge on talent show Super Dancer.