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QuickE: Akshay-Sonam’s National Award & Priyanka’s Met Gala Dress 

Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor accept their National Award; Priyanka Chopra compiles a list of memes on her dress. 

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Sonam Kapoor accepts her award. (Photo courtesy: ANI)

1. Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor Accept Their National Awards

Actors Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor were accompanied by their family members to celebrate their moment of glory at the 64th National Film Awards ceremony here on Wednesday.

Akshay has been named the Best Actor for his performance in Rustom - a choice criticised by a cross-section of people. But he was happy and proud of being a part of the ceremony with his "most important people" - his wife Twinkle and son Aarav.

Akshay Kumar accepts his award. (Photo courtesy: ANI)
Akshay Kumar accepts his award. (Photo courtesy: ANI)


Sonam Kapoor accepts his award. (Photo courtesy: ANI)
Sonam Kapoor accepts his award. (Photo courtesy: ANI)

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2. Met Gala 2017: Priyanka Chopra Knows How to Take a Joke

Priyanka Chopra recently made a fashion statement with her trench coat dress at the MET gala which, quite obviously, made Twitter explode.

Several memes were created, but PeeCee took them in stride.

The Quantico star furthered the joke and complied some of the funniest memes on her Instagram. Have a look:

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3. ‘3 Idiots’ Gets a Mexican Remake, Watch the Trailer Here

Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani’s 2009 blockbuster 3 Idiots is still going strong. The film has now been remade in Mexican and titled 3 Idiotas. Directed by Carlos Bolado, the film is an official remake with Vidhu Vinod Chopra credited as one of the Executive Producers.

Take a look at the trailer of this remake which hits theatres in the US in June this year.

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4. I Was Labelled an Anti-Muslim After ‘Vishwaroopam’: Kamal Haasan

File photo of Kamal Haasan. (Photo courtesy: Twitter) 
File photo of Kamal Haasan. (Photo courtesy: Twitter) 

The first-look of Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 which the filmmaker-actor put out on Tuesday shows him holding the Indian flag. His face has a plaster covering his cheek. That, considering the physical and emotional battering he has been through in recent months, is an image truly in character.

During the time of  the release of Vishwaroopam, Muslim organizations had objected to certain portions of the film, informed Kamal.

I was labelled an anti-Muslim. I wonder where these groups were when I was being attacked for Hey Ram 17 years ago. At that time my film was a threat to the saffron colour. In Vishwaroopam it was the colour green. Only the colour changes. The pattern of illogical protests remain the same. I am against any kind of terrorism, whatever its colour: green, saffron or khaki. I love all Indians regardless of their religion.
Kamal Haasan, Actor

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5. Vir Das Compares Donald Trump to an Arranged Marriage on Conan

Looks like the men are stepping up their game now that Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are making waves in the land of the stars and stripes. Comedian, Vir Das recently went on Conan O’Brien and did 4 minutes of comedy in which he decimated US President Trump, made comparisons between India and America, and of course, made people laugh.

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