New Delhi, Nov 23 : Nineteen-year-old debutant
Hollywood actor Suraj Sharma wrote his exam at St. Stephen's college
here Friday even as his movie " Life of Pi" hit theatres across India.
"He was cleared Thursday and wrote his exam Friday," St. Stephen's principal Valson Thampu told IANS.
appearance at his semester examinations was under a cloud since he
lacked the requisite minimum attendance and had not submitted
assignments as asked by the college authorities. He faced the threat of
missing all his exams in case he was not issued the admit card by Delhi
University before Friday.
Sharma is a first-year Philosophy (Honours) student at St. Stephen's College.
asked as to how the college finally acquiesced to Sharma taking his
exams, Thampu denied any knowledge. "These decisions are taken by
others, not me. You will have to ask them," he said.
Sharma had already missed the first test, Hindi, as he was busy in the promotion tours of his film.
he had not been allowed to write the exams, Sharma would have lost an
entire year as he would have had to take admission into the same
semester he had failed to complete.
" Life of Pi", based on Yann
Martel's novel of the same name, is directed by Hongkong-based director
Ang Lee and also stars actors Irrfan and Tabu besides Sharma.
Sharma, captain of India's under-19 World Cup winning team and a fellow
Stephanian, Unmukt Chand, wasn't allowed to sit for his first year
exams because he was short of attendance. Later, Delhi University
permitted him to move to second year with the proviso that he would have
to clear his first year exams along with the third and fourth semesters
of second year.