Once under fire for not doing enough for its impoverished Indian child stars, the makers of “Slumdog Millionaire” said on Wednesday they had bought a flat for one of them whose Mumbai shanty home had been demolished.
Director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson flew into Mumbai after pictures of Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali picking ACthrough the debris of their homes — torn down by the civic authorities as illegal — were splashed in the media.
Smiling and hugging the children, Boyle said a home had been bought for Ismail, 9, who played the character of Salim as a child. He added they would soon buy one for Ali as well, who plays the young Latika.
Boyle, who came under fire for not doing enough for the children who lived in squalor despite the film’s success, blamed the media for raising the families’ expectations.
“Inevitably, the tension and pressure is media generated,” he said, after greeting Ali and Ismail with a hug.
“They were given access to a world, an extraordinary and glamorous world, and they understandably want their lives to be completely transformed,” said Boyle.
“The homes are a concern. That is one of the reasons why we built the trust,” he said.
The “Jai Ho” trust, named after the film’s award-winning track, and set up by Boyle and Colson, is meant to pay for the education and basic living costs of Ismail and Ali until they turn 18.
Boyle, whose rags-to-riches romance about a poor Indian boy competing in a TV game show scooped eight Academy Awards earlier this year, said he was pushing the trust to find a place for Ali before the monsoon rains, due around June 10.
A director for the trust said the apartment for Ismail was “comfortable, in a good neighbourhood (and) near his school” and cost “upwards of 2 million rupees” ($42,000).
“We have been trying to accelerate the process of re-housing the families, and one of the reasons we set up the trust is to deal with emergencies like this,” said Colson.
Boyle and Colson last month also donated 500,000 pounds to a non-profit organisation to support a programme for children in a slum in central Mumbai, where the film was largely shot.
In February, the state housing authority said it would give the two children apartments, but the families have not heard from them, said Rafik Qureshi, Ali’s father.
“The kids have done such a good job. They haven’t got anything. See where the kids are staying,” he said.
Shilpa Shetty’s cricket team Rajasthan Royals may be bowled out of the ongoing Indian Premiere League in South Africa
but the glamorous actress is not packing her bags. She will join R&B sensation Akon, as he sings his Grammy award winning song “Smack That” at the closing ceremony of the IPL2 at the Wanderers on Sunday, May 24.
It is said that Katrina Kaif too will perform to the Oscar-winning number “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire composed by A.R. Rahman. She will perform with a troupe of dancers from Indian and South Africa, and choreographer Shiamak Davar is taking care of the moves.
IPL2 finale will also witness Caribbean music legend Eddy Grant performing his popular numbers “Walking on Sunshine” and “Gimme Hope Jo’anna.” Renowned percussionist Shivamani and a group of Indian and South African drummers will present a synchronised piece.
The Miss Bollywood IPL South Africa finalists will also be introduced to the audience at the IPL2 grand finale.
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1. (00:03:45) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Womanizer
2. (00:03:12) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Circus
3. (00:03:55) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Out From Under
4. (00:04:01) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Kill The Lights
5. (00:02:53) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Shattered Glass
6. (00:03:38) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy
7. (00:04:22) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Unusual You
8. (00:03:11) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Blur
9. (00:03:22) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Mmm Papi
10. (00:04:08) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Mannequin
11. (00:02:50) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Lace And Leather
12. (00:03:21) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – My Baby
13. (00:03:51) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Radar
14. (00:03:19) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Rock Me In
15. (00:03:36) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Phonography
16. (00:03:57) – (CBR 320 kbit/s) Britney Spears – Amnesia
Playing Time………: 00:57:21
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