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Academy of Arts to confer Honorary Doctorate on Amitabh Bachchan at Cairo

The prestigious Academy of Arts will bestow an Honorary Doctorate on Mr.
Amitabh Bachchan on April 1 at the India by the Nile festival in Cairo,
Egypt. Mr. Bachchan will arrive in Cairo today on a chartered flight. Since he
had to attend a wedding in Goa, he has made arrangements on his own for
flying directly from there. Mr. Bachchan will be felicitated by Indian
and Egyptian dignitaries in two different functions tonight.


When the media contingent arrived in Cairo yesterday, they were greeted
by a song and dance routine. ‘Ye dosti hum nahin chhodenge’
from Sholay started the proceedings and Egyptians erupted. Amitabh Bachchan will address a press conference tomorrow morning and will be the main attraction of an evening in front of the Pyramids tomorrow
March 31. A retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan movies will be the main
attraction from April 1-4. Amar Akbar Anthony, Paa, Agneepath,
Sholay
and Anand will be the films that will be screened.

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