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  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving now: Danny Boyle March 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: British director Danny Boyle says the child actors of Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', who rose from poverty to stardom, are thriving. Boyle, 57, said Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who were from the poorest background, are doing good in life, said the Hollywood Reporter. "We sent them to...
  • Car's recovery bared role of Memon family in 1993 case, say police March 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The breakthrough in the 1993 serial blasts investigation was achieved with the recovery of an RDX-laden Maruti van registered in the name of Tiger Memon's sister-in-law, police said on Thursday. Till March 14, two days after the 1993 blasts, the investigation team consisting of 162 men and led by...
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Fairytale ride continues for kids March 23, 2012

    Mumbai: From slums to flats, from 'Slumdog Millionaire' to another international movie with Anthony Hopkins. The dream ride continues for Rubina Rafiq Qureshi and Azharuddin Ismail, who will now be seen in British director-producer Martin Pennell's 'Lord Owen's Lady'. The third child actor seen in Danny Boyle's Oscar winning film, Ayush...
  • 'Slumdog' star Rubina bags a British film offer March 13, 2012

    London: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is reportedly in talks to be part of a small budget British film which will also have Hollywood veteran Anthony Hopkins. The romantic comedy set to be filmed in India, England and Wales later this year is about a young Welsh nobleman who falls...
  • 'Slumdog' star Rubina Ali's flat in Bandra October 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Star-studded Mumbai suburb Bandra will soon have a new celebrity resident, Rubina Ali, one of the popular child actors in the multi-Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire, whose life began in a shanty town 13 years ago. She now has a flat costing around Rs.4.5 million in Bandra West. While her new...
  • Bandra slums fire a conspiracy: Raj Thackeray March 9, 2011

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that the fire in Garib Nagar slums in suburban Bandra last week was a "conspiracy". Raj also targeted child actor Rubina - of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame - for making hue and cry over the fire, in which her house too was burnt. "The fire...
  • 'Slumdog' star remains at neighbour's mercy March 8, 2011

    Two days after the nightmare fire in the Bandra slum that robbed her of a home and her beloved trophies of achievement, Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali Monday continued to stay with her neighbour along with her six siblings and parents.The fire that burnt down over 2,000 houses in...
  • 'Slumdog...' actor loses home in Bandra fire March 5, 2011

    Mumbai: Child actor Rubina Ali, who featured in the Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' has lost her home in the major fire, that gutted several shanties in suburban Bandra. "I have lost everything including the film memorabilia," Rubina said on Saturday. The 12-year-old said she was...
  • Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina's house razed December 31, 2009

    Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali has been rendered homeless after the Mumbai municipal authorities demolished her house built on railway land. Rubina who once walked the red carpet at Los Angeles and movie premieres across the world after starring in the Oscar winning movie Slumdog Millionaire stood by helplessly...
  • Slumdog Millionaire kid leaves slum for school December 28, 2009

    Mumbai: Rubina Ali and Azhar Ismail, the child actors who shot to fame after working in Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, have finally enrolled full-time in a school here and are living in far better conditions. Azharuddin, who played the youngest version of the main character's brother Salim in the film, has...
  • Slumdog kids hop on the endorsement bandwagon November 12, 2009

    It's becoming quite a routine thing for Slumdog Millionare child stars to grab the limelight. Azharrudin Ismail and Rubina Qureshi are now promoting international clothing brands. ...
  • Slumdog child actors to star with Anthony Hopkins September 8, 2009

    London: Slumdog Millionaire’s child stars Rubina Ali and Azhar Ismail are heading back to Hollywood. This time their co-star is none other than Hannibal star Sir Anthony Hopkins. After their first film won multiple Oscar awards, the kids have earn international fame and have now been signed for Lord Owen’s...
  • Rubina Ali's Slumgirl Dreaming lacks drama July 28, 2009

    For Rubina Ali, slumgirl is no longer a bad word. In fact, it's also the name of her book that just hit newstands. Written by Anne Berthod and Divya Dugar, its the young actor's life journey from being just another slum kid to being the kid in Slumdog Millionaire. Slumgirl Dreaming...
  • Book Snippets: Slumdog... star to publish memoirs June 12, 2009

    * From the slums of Mumbai to the red carpet treatment and back…Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali memoir Slumdog Dreaming will be published next month by Random House India. She will share royalties from her book with Medecins du Monde in India. * Writer and English professor at Vassar University...
  • Slumdog child star Azhar gets new home but with a rider June 19, 2009

    Mumbai: The makers of the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire have bought a new home for one of the two child stars discovered in Mumbai's slums. Both children lost their homes last month when authorities demolished parts of their slum. The purchase of a 250-square-foot (23-square-meter) one-bedroom apartment for the family of Azharuddin...
  • Slumdog kids on Hong Kong TV June 7, 2009

    Hong Kong: The Indian child stars of the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire brought a taste of Bollywood to Hong Kong, performing a dance number on the live broadcast of a charity fundraising show. Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali appeared a little nervous while dancing to the movie's...
  • Slumdog kids reach Hong Kong for a charity show June 8, 2009

    Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire star kids Rubina and Azhar have been on a roller coaster ride since their movie made it to the Oscars and also won some of the most prestigious film awards of the world. These kids hail from the slums of Mumbai but that did not stop them...
  • Slumdog kids to attend tea party at House of Commons June 2, 2009

    London: Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, the child stars of Oscar-award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, have agreed to visit Britain to attend a tea party hosted in their honour at the House of Commons. Indian-origin British MP Keith Vaz, who had extended them an invitation in April to visit...
  • UK Parliament to honour Slumdog Millionaire kids June 2, 2009

    New Delhi: After being promised new houses by the Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority, Slumdog Millionaire child actors Rubina Qureshi and Mohammed Azharuddin are now headed to the United Kingdom. The two actors have been reportedly invited by the British Parliament on the June 30. Rubina and Azhar will also be...
  • Watch: Homeless Slumdog kids to get two houses May 30, 2009

    Just a few days back, the Slumdogs Millionaire kids had lost their houses during a demolition drive in Mumbai. But now the kids are spoilt for choice, with both the Maharasthra government and the filmmaker Danny Boyle with his team is offering them new houses. ...
  • Slumdog kids finally get homes of their own June 19, 2009

    Mumbai: The two child stars of Oscar-winner Slumdog Millionaire finally have a reason to smile as Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday announced Azharuddin Ismail Shaikh and Rubina Ali will get permanent homes. According to an official statement from the Chief Minister's secretariat, the homes will be allotted from the...
  • Slumdog kid's father slams Boyle, asks for a house May 28, 2009

    Mumbai: Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, who rushed to India on Wednesday to help the film's child stars, was stunned when a child's father accused him of ignoring them. Some of the children have become homeless after civic authorities razed their shanties. Boyle had come down to offer them help. However, Rafiq...
  • Danny Boyle to visit India for Slumdog... kids May 27, 2009

    London: Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is flying to India to rescue the film's child stars. The British filmmaker fears the lives of slum kids, 10-year-old Azhar Ismail and nine-year-old Rubina Ali are spiralling downwards despite their Oscars success, reported thesun.co.uk. A 500,000 pound trust was set up to provide them schooling...
  • Red carpet to streets: Slumdog kids' homes demolished May 21, 2009

    Just a week after Slumdog Millionaire's child actor Azhar's house was demolished, municipal officials have now razed child actor Rubina's illegal home in Bandra's Behrampada area. Both actors from the Oscar winning film have now been rendered homeless. ...
  • Slumdog star Rubina's house demolished May 21, 2009

    Mumbai: After Azharuddin Mohammad, another Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali's home too was razed by civic authorities on Wednesday. The child actor lived in Mumbai’s Bandra (East) suburb, and the construction was demolished by the local railway authorities as it was deemed illegal. However, when Rubina's father, Rafiq Qureshi went to...
  • Slumdog children back on streets, shanties razed May 14, 2009

    Mumbai: Nearly 20 children who acted in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire have been thrown on the streets after Mumbai civic authorities Thursday morning demolished nearly 50 huts in a slum here, terming the slum unauthorised. Azharuddin Ismail M Shaikh, the main child star of the movie, said a team of the...
  • East meets west: Nicole, Arjun and Rubina star in ad May 8, 2009

    Nicole Kidman, Arjun Rampal and Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali will be seen in an ad together for beverage brand Schweppes. The ad was produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Shekhar Kapur at the Lake Palace in Udaipur. ...
  • No evidence against Rubina's father, cleared for now April 22, 2009

    Mumbai: Police said on Wednesday they had no evidence to suggest that the father of Rubina Ali, a child star in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, tried to sell his daughter. The mother of nine-year-old Rubina demanded an investigation after a sting operation by a British tabloid alleged her father...
  • Father tries to sell Slumdog kid? denies charges April 20, 2009

    Mumbai: British tabloids have accused the father of Slumdog Millionare child actor Rubina Ali of allegedly trying to sell her off. The tabloids claim to have done a sting operation against the father. But the family denies all the charges. There are visuals from the website of the British tabloid News...
  • Slumdog child star up for sale? Dad denies report April 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali's father apparently wanted become a millionaire by selling his nine-year-old daughter, a British news website reported after conducting a sting operation. The website reports that in a bid to escape slum life, Rafiq Qureshi had put Rubina up for adoption, demanding 2,00,000 pounds....