(ANI): Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali"s slum
has been demolished to make way for a new railway track. According
to a family friend, Rubina, 10, who played Latika in the
multiple-Oscar-winning film, had begged the demolition men to stop
as they smashed down 50 shanty shacks with sledgehammers on Dec 30.
“She was telling them This is my house, I was born here," the
Telegraph quoted Dinesh Dubey as saying. "She will now have to
sleep in the open until they can re-build it. She is worried for
her baby sister but there is no other option for them," he
However, her co-star Azharuddin Ismail and his family were moved
from their neighbouring slum into a new apartment several months
ago. The film's producers, Danny Boyle and Christian Colson, have
offered an apartment to the Ali family and they will decide next
month whether to accept it.