Amitabh Bachchan will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the world of cinema, from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane on
Thursday, October 20.
Big B posted the good news for his fans on his twitter page, "The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) honors me with a Doctorate on the 20th of October
in Brisbane... deep gratitude."
Bachchan had turned down an honorary doctorate from an Australian university two years back as a mark of protest against racial attacks on Indian students.
But now that the problem has eased out, he has finally decided to accept it.
Big B is currently in Sydney shooting for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby along with Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire and Joel Egerton. He will go to
Brisbane once he is done shooting for his first Hollywood film. "Yes after I finish the shoot for 'The Great Gatsby', over to Brisbane for the Honorary
Doctorate from the Queensland University." he tweeted.
This would be the megastar's fourth doctorate; he has already received three honorary doctorates earlier. "Doctorate given at De Montfort Univ, Leicester UK,
Jhansi Univ, Delhi Univ, and now at QUT, Brisbane... honoured and so humbled! Many asking if I shall now be called 'Doctor' or 'Dr' this is my 4th one...!!
Been a while!!," he added.
The veteran, who recently turned 69, also added that even though he really appreciates the title of "Dr" conferred upon him, he never uses the title because
he feels that the title belongs to only one Bachchan and that is his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan. "No never want to use Dr. as title for me. There is only
one Dr. Bachchan, and that is my father. Did his PhD from Cambridge University," he tweeted.
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