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Rubina Ali Says Nicole Kidman Is 'Strange and Scared of the Sun'

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Getty Images. Don't Miss: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Child Actress for Sale? Rubina Ali's Mother and Stepmother Fist-Fight Before Cameras Child Exploitation in 'Slumdog Millionaire'? Rubina Ali's career has been short and sweet: she shot to fame with a role in Danny Boyle's critical and commercial hit Slumdog Millionaire, which led to a spot in a French Schweppes advertisement with Nicole Kidman.Now a new "autobiography" (it was actually penned by journalist Divya Dugar, who followed Ali for...Read Full Story

Rubina Ali's Mother and Stepmother Fist-Fight Before News Cameras

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Getty Images.In a truly disturbing turn in the story of Rubina Ali, one of the young stars of Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film, her mother and stepmother were involved in a physical altercation directly in front of news cameras this week.According to The Times Online , Rubina's biological mother, Kursheed, demanded her daughter be removed from her father's care upon learning News of the World's report that he'd planned to sell her for nearly $300,000. During her protest, she and Rubina's...Read Full Story

'Slumdog Millionaire' Child Actress for Sale?

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Actor Rubina Ali plays at her home with her brothers on March 3, 2009 in Mumbai, India. Rubiana starred in the Academy Award-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire'. (Photo by Ritam Banerjee/Getty Images) DON'T MISS 'Slumdog Millionaire' Kids Are Going to the Oscars 'Slumdog Millionaire' Cheated Their Young Stars? Rubina Ali Pictures During Oscar season, critics of Slumdog Millionaire claimed the film exploited Mumbai's poverty-stricken residents for the entertainment of Westerners. If recent...Read Full Story

Real 'Slumdog' Kids Face Massive Redevelopment of Mumbai Slum

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Dharavi is home to Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, 10, and Rubiana Ali, nine (picture inset). It is the largest slum in Mumbai and was used as a location in the film "Slumdog Millioinaire." (Getty Images)No one was sure if Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, 10, and Rubiana Ali, nine, would make it to the Oscar ceremonies Sunday. The young actors have never been out of their Mumbai slum and the Indian government is notoriously slow at producing documents such as passports. With further reports that Khedekar...Read Full Story

Child Exploitation in 'Slumdog Millionaire'?

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Getty Images. Slumdog Millionaire has been on the tail end of a lot of criticism lately: many Mumbai citizens feel the film unfairly represents their city and their country. The latest news surrounding the film, that two of its primary child actors, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, were reportedly paid £500 and £1,700 respectively, is not bound to go over well either.The film's director, Danny Boyle, has said in several interviews that he has set up trust funds for the children, both of...Read Full Story