‘Slumdog Millionaire’ kid writes memoir

June 6th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Slumdog Millionaire London, June 6 (IANS) Nine-year-old “Slumdog Millionaire” star Rubina Ali is writing her autobiography, expected to be released next month.
Ali’s life story, “Slumdog Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars”, will be released in Britain and the US July 16, reported contactmusic.com.

“(Ali) tells her own incredible story, from playing marbles with her friends beside the sewers of Garib Nagar in Mumbai, to dancing along to the Bollywood films she and her family watch on their old television set,” said a statement issued by publishers TransWorld.

Ali, who essayed the role of young Latika in the multiple-Oscar winning film, was picked from the slums of Mumbai to star in the film. Since the film’s release, the young actress has travelled the world on a whirlwind promotional tour.

Just months after she returned home, she was left homeless when Indian authorities demolished her family home. Her father was also hospitalised after police allegedly beat him to force the family to leave their residence.

She has since been offered two new homes by the Indian government and a trust set up by the filmmakers of “Slumdog…” for her and young co-star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail.

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