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Animal Farm

Bollywood star’s literary blunder sparks Twitter meme

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty shot to fame when she won Big Brother in 2007, but on Monday she unwittingly betrayed her ignorance of George Orwell's work when she said Indian schoolchildren should read Animal Farm to learn how to care for animals. Far from being a cuddly children's book the 1945 novella is a dystopian satire on twentieth-century dictatorship. The star's literary faux pas quickly sparked a new meme in India, where Twitter users came up with hundreds of alternative suggestions under the hashtag…