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Homeless 'Slumdog' kid gets a flat, thanks to Danny Boyle

By Aparajita Ghosh
Wed, May 27, 2009 20:00 IST

Slumdog Millionaire Just days after his shanty home was bulldozed, nine-year-old Azharuddin Ismail has a new home and a permanent one at that, thanks to the makers of 'Slumdog Millionaire'.

Well, all those rants about director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson not doing enough for the child stars of the multiple Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire can cease now. As a priceless gesture, the duo has flown down to Mumbai after seeing the pictures of Azhar (who played the kid Salim) and Rubina Ali (who played the young Lathika) picking through the rubble of their demolished homes, to help rehabilitate the homeless kids.

In Mumbai on Wednesday, Boyle met Azhar and Rubina and announced to the press that a home has already been bought for Azhar. Rubina is also likely to get a home before the onset of monsoons in Mumbai.




The money for the flats will be paid by the 'Jai Ho' trust created by Boyle and Colson for the slum kids after the film's international success.

"The homes are a concern. That is one of the reasons why we built the trust," Boyle said at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences on the outskirts of Mumbai.

Azhar's new home is in Santa Cruz and he is expected to move in there within a week. Rubina's family reportedly wants a house in Bandra locality and the trust is having difficulty finding a suitable home there.

In fact, it is learnt that Rubina's father was upset after learning that Azhar has been given a home, but Rubina still has to wait.



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