London, (ANI): The real mother of Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali has slammed the child actress' father, saying she wants to see him behind bars for trying to sell their daughter. Mum Khursheed wants to see her former husband Rafiq Qureshi jailed after he offered to auction off the nine-year-old to a rich Arab family for 200,000 pounds.
"He's a liar through and through. He was captured on tape. Rafiq is evil. He should be jailed for what he's done," News of the World quoted her as saying. "Thanks to the News of the World, and thanks to God, I now have the proof and the world will find out what he's about," she added. The mother-of-three had filed a complaint against Rafiq, following which police took Rafiq into custody for questioning but he was later released over lack of evidence.
The paper said they still withheld the file proving the allegations. Meanwhile, things have taken a nasty turn for Khursheed, who claimed she was facing death warnings following the complaint. She said: "Since contacting the police I've received death threats from people telling me I must withdraw the allegations or I'll be burned alive."