Shilpa Shetty is not the first celeb to have a trivial moment on a public media. There are several others too.
Shilpa Shetty was trolled for speaking that she felt George Orwell’s Animal Farm would be a great novel for her son for its pretty animals. She clearly had no hint that the book is grounded on Stalin’s duplicity of the Russian Revolution.
She is better well-versed now after getting pitilessly trolled and will perhaps be happy with the point that Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and most notably Alia Bhatt also have stood bare for their lack of familiarity and space cadet reality.
Though Alia bravely accepted her dearth of knowledge on present affairs and basic party-political knowledge, Hrithik gloomily stands out at somebody for whom silly instants are a part of regular life.
Though it was his tweet that there are more probabilities of him having had an illegal affair with the Pope than heroines (read Kangana Ranaut) that made him in distress, or making suspected incorrect declarations about Nepal which ran to riots in the nation and his cinemas being provisionally banned — the actor has showed that he stabs to come through as intelligent but fails sadly.
Priyanka Chopra might have won the Miss World crown but she also showed her unintelligent side when she called Mother Teresa as the living person she most esteemed after the person had passed away.
Not just Indian celebrities who make these mistakes, political leaders are well-known for it. Previous US President George Bush in particular. You can really inscribe a book on his blunders. Some of his most notorious quotes include, “I just want you to know that when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”
On being questioned by a German newspaper about his best instant in office, he told, “I would say the finest moment of all was when I trapped a 7.5 pound largemouth deep in my lake.” Though it’s easy to express that Bush should have been cleverer seeing his then job, it simply goes to show that no matter how rigid we try to luster over our faintness, there comes a period when our dumb side takes over.
When PR managers add to the mess
Though Shilpa Shetty is the barrel of all jokes for her George Orwell Animal Farm gaffe, it goes out that her promoter was ill-informed. The representative was cited pinning the fault on Google, that flung up the name when the group rifled for books linked to ‘animal and farm’!
Freelance advertiser Avinash Mukkanwar confesses, “There are two kinds of customers — some who are so lazy to type the quotation marks and stretch you a free hand, and others who are so cautious and so take their personal time out to answer every question on their own. There are times once the customer is busy with a shooting and we have to follow to a firm deadline for news, so we go onward with the made-up quotation but we keep the customer in the loop.”
Salman Khan’s supporter cultured this the hard way. When the hero was entitled the goodwill ambassador for the Indian reliant at Rio Olympics among much dispute, his publicist did slight to protect the position. A film industry insider on the condition of secrecy said, “His Twitter account, evidently succeeded by somebody else, was continually sending out tweets around the games, but suitably left out P.V. Sindhu’s silver medal success, which was most pertinent to his Indian fans.”