One of the best actors of contemporary Indian cinema, the only Megastar of Mollywood, Mammootty was conferred with yet another D-Litt today. This time it was University of Calicut, conferring the big title on the greatest actor.
The conferment of Degree was made by the state Governor and chancellor of the University R S Gawai. The vice-chancellor of the university, Dr Anwar Jahan Zuberi and many eminent personalities from cinema and academics were present on the occasion.
On his acceptance speech, the megastar emphasised the role of artistes in providing a common platform for cultural and societal aspirations. ”Art and artistes are harbingers of unity and solidarity. I would say that the world of the artistes is the only world where people think and live beyond the limitations of beliefs and ideologies” observed Mammootty.
Expressing his happiness to receive this honorary D.Litt, Mammootty said that this is a token of reminder of the people’s faith in him, and a reassurance of the role art and artistes have in our society.