The Oscars have come and gone, and Life of Pi seems to have picked up quite a few. While there are still some who will say Life of Pi is essentially an Indian movie (because of the name of its protagonist), it is true that India is under-represented at the Academy Awards. Which is why we're organizing this special edition of the Oscars - the Desi LOL-scars - and we're giving awards to anyone who has displayed exceptional acting talent. For instance:
1. Pranab Mukherjee
For actually acting like a President, especially after the last one put mercy and globetrotting above everything else
2. The good people at II*M: For acting like ****s ((note: asterisks are used to protect against blocking)
3. Facebook: For acting like cocaine or heroin, and making us all addicts
4. Manmohan Singh
For playing the part of a dumb man convincingly, for acting like a robot... he's like Daniel Day Lewis (multiple Oscars)
5. MS Dhoni
For acting like Sachin, and proving critics wrong again and again. Also, an additional award for acting like Sachin, by being a bad captain
6. The Indian authorities: For acting exactly like the North Korean authorities, now that they're armed with section 66A
7. Abhishek: For acting like he's not a Bachchan
8. Aishwarya: For acting like Yokozuna (from the WWF), after the birth of Aaradhya
9. Sunny Leone: For acting, period, after years of 'acting' in porn, which isn't exactly the hardest thing there is
10. Rahul Gandhi: For acting like he cares about the common man
11. NaMo: For acting like he isn't yet thinking about becoming PM in 2014
13. People who watched 'Race 2': For acting like they hadn’t just gone through the most traumatic experience of their lives
And now, for the ultimate LOL-scar, for a Man who is beyond both Oscars and LOL-scars...
For acting like Rajinikanth
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