AR Rahman gets doctorate of University of Miami in Ohio
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AR Rahman, India’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning music composer, received Miami University’s honorary doctorate on May 5. The ceremony was held at the Yager Stadium situated near the university’s Oxford, Ohio campus. The honoured was bestowed upon him as a part of the institution’s ‘Year of the Arts’ (2011-12). Click here to read more
Amitabh Bachchan to receive doctorate in Brisbane
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, has another shining moment as he will be receiving an honorary doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on Thursday. The actor is currently in Sydney shooting for The Great Gatsby. Amitabh tweets, “The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) honours me with a doctorate on the 20th of October in Brisbane…deep gratitude.” The legendary actor who is busy with his Hollywood debut, at 69 is thrilled about the award and intends to go to the ceremony after the shoot. “Yes after I finish the shoot for ‘The Great Gatsby’, over to Brisbane for the Honorary Doctorate from the Queensland University,” he added. Meanwhile, Amitabh describes his shooting experience for the small role in the Hollywood flick, directed by Baz Luhrmann. He is in awe of the working style on the film, which is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic and has Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. “Long meticulous rehearsals with Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Joel Egerton, for a small scene…incredible detailing,” he added.
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