A press conference was held by MGR University's Chairman Mr. AC Shanmugam where he interacted with press people in regard with the university' decision to give honorary doctrate to Vijay and director Shankar. During the conference, the press shoot up many questions regarding the university's decision to give doctrates to them. And he justified it with some reasons (??!!)Suddenly a person asked - Why haven't you chose Superstar for Doctorate? He replied: "Am ready to give but he won't accept. If he accepts, we are ready to give even now"

Note : Superstar already turned down the Pondicherry University's offer for Honorary Doctorate several years before itself (during Narasimha Rao's regime). Superstar's letter of denying and thanking for considering was put on University's notice board."Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself." - Swami Sivananda