Slumdog Producers to Buy New Homes for Homeless Child Stars
As we wrote here, the child stars of Slumdog Millionaire had their homes demolished by the Indian Government over the past month. The producers had established a trust for them, and announced today that both children will soon be in their own family homes which the Government will not be able to take away from them. The New York Times report is here. [More...]
On Wednesday the director Danny Boyle and Christian Colson, a producer of the Academy Award-winning film, met with the parents of the actors Rubina Ali Qureshi, 9, and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10
Reuters reported that Mr. Boyle said the filmmakers had purchased a new home for Azharuddin and would soon buy one for Rubina. But Rafiq Qureshi, Rubina’s father, said their efforts fell short. “Everything is available in Mumbai if you have the money,” Mr. Qureshi said, according to The A.P. “If you really want to get us a house, you can get us a house in two days.”
From the LA Times:
Nirja Mattoo, who helps oversee the children's trust, said a new home has been found for Azhar's family near to his school and neighborhood. "We are finalizing the deal. Next week it should be done," she said. The hunt for Rubina's house continues, she added.
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