Famous producer Isari Ganesh has decided to pay a special tribute to the great director Shankar and has fixed the date as August 5.
In a special tribute to Shankar, who is hailed as one of the greatest directors of Tamil cinema, renowned producer Isari Ganesan’s University of Wales is going to confer a doctorate on him. It has been announced that the ceremony for this will be held on the 5th of August in a grand manner at the University of Wales campus. The notification states:
Cinema is a field where talent wins. We award a doctorate to a talent who succeeds in doing so.
Born in a middle-class family in Kumbakonam, director Shankar studied for a diploma in mechanical engineering. During his college days, he started writing and also performed at cultural events. The applause he received inspired him to write more. Acting inspired him.
Later, he joined an amateur theater group. It was only when he acted there for five years that his performance caught the attention of director SA Chandrasekhar. He took him with him as an assistant. Due to the experience of working as an assistant, Shankar directed the film Gentleman in 1993, then directed 13 films in a total of 25 years, including Valanthan, Indian, Jeans, Muluvan, Sivaji, Enthiran… All the films he directed were huge commercial hits.
Superstar Rajinikanth, world hero Kamal Haasan, Ilayathalapati Vijay directed films and became commercially super successful. His films have won Filmfare Awards, State Awards and even National Awards. But despite his massive success, Shankar, a father of 3, has always been humble about himself.
Today, we are pleased to announce that we are honoring this highly talented filmmaker with a Doctorate from the University of Wales.
This is stated in the report.