London (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 added.
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.