Danny Boyle plans trust fund help for poor Mumbai kids who starred in his film

January 7th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, January 7 (ANI): Mumbai children who featured in the movie Hollywood flick Slumdog Millionaire will be helped by director Danny Boyle work their way out of poverty, as he has plans of handing them a trust fund once they finish school.
The British filmmaker has revealed that he was shocked when he got to know that some of the children had been braving dire situations.
“Rabina (Ali, who plays a young Latika) and Azza (Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, who plays a young Salim) were from very poor backgrounds. One night we heard a rumour that Azza’’s house had been demolished. Their house had been cleared; he lives in a slum and occasionally the council just bulldozes them. We sent people to try to find him, and they found him asleep on a car rooftop,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
Boyle ensured that the children completed their schooling.
He has also promised to give them a trust fund when they complete their exams, in order to encourage them to continue their studies.
“They”re learning English, and they sent me birthday cards. I started weeping when I opened them,” he said. (ANI)

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