Another thing that I am wondering about…
Helluva movie, that Slumdog Millionaire… great plot, the cinematography was cool and damned good acting – especially those cute kids. Man, they must have it made, right?
From the Globe and Mail:
The shanty home of another Slumdog Millionaire child star was torn down by Mumbai authorities Wednesday as they demolished part of a city slum where she lived.
Munni Qureshi – the stepmother of nine-year-old Rubina Ali, who portrayed a young Latika, the Oscar-winning film’s heroine – said her husband was beaten by police who were supervising the demolition. She said he was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Slumdog Millionaire won eight Oscars and brought in more than $326-million (U.S.), but it has done little so far to improve the lives of the film’s two impoverished child stars, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina.
Last week, bulldozers demolished Azhar’s home in a similar cleanup drive in a different part of the same slum. By Wednesday temporary homes had already sprung up in the area.
As Tim the Tool Man Taylor used to say, hunhhhh?
This movie has grossed more than $326-million and these kids are still living in huts? What kind of deal did the producers of this film cut with the parents of these kids? Free candy for a year? A new pair of flip-flops?
Is no one else wondering about this? Where are screams about the injustice of it all? Man, you’d think that at least those self-righteous Europeans would be up in arms about this!
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