Mumbai, (ANI): Azharuddin Ismail, child star of the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" and his family members looked happy as they stepped into their new house in an upmarket Mumbai suburb. "I am feeling very happy in my new house," said Ismail. Ismail and his family moved into the 250 square foot ground floor flat, which is in a modern building complex, with electricity and running water. It is a short drive away from Juhu.
"It's a very nice house and we are really happy. It's nice that now our environment would change. We'll have all the facilities of water and other necessities. I am really thankful to Danny Sir, director of the film that he provided us with a new house," said Samina Banu, Ismail's mother. Ismail got his new home in an upmarket Mumbai suburb on Saturday.
The Jai Ho Trust, named after the film's award-winning track and set up by the producers, bought the Rs.21 lakh home on Ismail's behalf and will give it to him when he turns 18. Ismail's earlier dwelling, a tarpaulin and sheet hut, was demolished by the civic authorities in May as it was illegal. The Jai Ho Trust is looking for a house for Ismail's co-star Rubina Ali, who still lives in a slum with her family.