The news is doing the rounds that Slumdog Millionaire child actor Azharuddin Mohammed was brutally beaten up by his father when he refused to meet the media and the other people gathered outside his house to congratulate him.
It so happened that the kid was too tired and wasn't able to get out of his hut to pay a visit to the people waiting for him. His father lost his temper on this and started beating the kid. The neighbours who saw the incident came to the young lad's rescue and bought the situation under control. The father later apologized everyone for his misdeed and added he was out of control.
Azharuddin who donned the role of young Salim in Danny Boyle's Oscar winning flick Slumdog Millionaire, had returned Mumbai just a couple of days ago. He and his co-star Rubina Ali, dwelling the same slums, were earlier promised by the Government of Maharashtra that they would be granted with a new luxurious apartment and the location is yet unknown.