Earlier today (January 11), Silambarasan TR was conferred upon with the honourary Doctorate by Vels University, one of the leading and esteemed universities in the country. The convocation ceremony took place this morning at Vels University and the pictures of Silambarasan TR being conferred with the honour are doing good rounds on social media. Dr Ishari K Ganesh, Chairman and Chancellor of Vels University honoured Silambarasan TR with the honourary doctorate for his excellence in the field of cinema and arts. STR dedicated this honour to his parents, T Rajendar and Usha Rajendar, who have played an immense role in making him what he is today, since the age of 9 months.
Actors like Kamal Haasan, Thalapathy Vijay, have received honourary doctorates from various universities and Silambarasan TR is the latest to join the list. On the acting front, Silambarasan TR is currently shooting for his next film Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu which is directed by ace filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, marking his third outing with STR after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. With music by the legendary A.R.Rahman, this film has Siddhi Idnani playing the female lead, while Radikaa Sarathkumar, Neeraj Madhav, Appukutty, Siddique, and others play pivotal roles. The shooting of the film is progressing at a brisk pace and it is expected to reach the finish line by this month or early next month.
Post VTK, STR will start shooting for Corona Kumar which is helmed by Gokul of Idharkkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara fame. Produced by Vels Film International, Corona Kumar is rumoured to have Shankar;s daughter Aditi Shankar as the female lead and an official word regarding the same is awaited. STR also has Pathu Thala which happens to be the Tamil remake of the critically acclaimed Kannada film, Mufti. Pathu Thala, starring STR, Gautham Karthik, and Priya Bhavani Shankar in the lead roles, is directed by Obeli N Krishna of Sillunu Oru Kaadhal fame.