Shankar and Vijay conferred doctorates
August 13, 2007
Both these film personalities have established a place for themselves in the world of cinema. Vijay, known for his mass-entertaining films like Sivakasi and Pokkiri, has also contributed to social service activities. His next release will be Azhagiya Tamil Maghan.
Shankar, through his films like Mudhalvan, Anniyan and Sivaji, has addressed social evils like corruption. Shankar is all set to start work on his dream project Robot with Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan.
The Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute in Maduravoyil has been conferring doctorates on persons of merit every year. This year, 3 people have been selected. Two are from the film field. One is actor Vijay and the other is director Shankar.
The University announced that the doctorate is being given to Vijay for his hard work and achieving so much at this young age, and for his immense contribution to the cause of the underprivileged through social welfare activities with support from his fans.
Shankar gets the doctorate for making films comparable to Hollywood.
The doctorates will be conferred on Aug 27 at the University. At this rate, there will be more doctors than artistes in Kodambakkam!
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