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Vidya conferred with honorary doctorate

Actor Vidya Balan was conferred with a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree by an Ahmedabad-based institute Rai University to appreciate her contribution to Indian cinema and for her endeavour to bring out the strong side of a woman via the silver screen. Overwhelmed by the honour, the actor hopes to live up to the honour.

“It is truly humbling and overwhelming to receive this honour. What makes this even more special is that I complete ten years in the film industry this year.

“There can be no bigger compliment for any actor than to have done work that has made a significant mark and also to be looked upon as a role model by young India. I hope to live up to the title,” Vidya said in a statement.

The actor was awarded the degree at a special convocation ceremony held  on Monday.<g data-gr-id="26">’</g> Rai University provides education and empowering opportunities for all sections of society, especially for girls from the underprivileged sections of society.

On the professional front, the actor will be seen in Mohit Suri’s forthcoming directorial Hamari <g data-gr-id="27">Adhuri</g> Kahani. It also stars Emraan Hashmi and <g data-gr-id="28">Rajkummar</g> Rao in lead roles and is a love story that tries to define the true meaning of loving someone selflessly. 
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