Slum kids of ”Slumdog Millionaire” to appear in upcoming Bollywood film

March 13th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Slumdog Millionaire

Mumbai, Mar 13 (ANI): Slum kids of Oscar winning ”Slumdog Millionaire” have begun their Bollywood inning by enacting in an upcoming movie ”Kal Kissne Dekha”.
Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who play slum kids Latika and Salim, respectively, in director Danny Boyle’’s “Slumdog Millionaire, would be appearing in cameo roles in ”Kal Kissne Dekha”.
“We are really feeling happy that slowly we are turning into actors and everybody is treating us like actors. We never thought we would be able to achieve all this fame. I never thought and never dreamt that I would act in a movie and would become an actor,” said Ismail.
Ali too was excited about her Bollywood debut and narrated their role while talking to reporters.
“In this movie, we are coming by a plane after winning Oscars. Then Jacky (debutant actor) comes to know that there is a bomb in the plane. He then rescues us and helps in diffusing the bomb,” said Ali.
Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor also said that they should continue getting opportunities in the Bollywood.
“It will be really sad if these kids are in the limelight for a bit and that they suddenly disappear, and they have to go back to exactly the same life that they left behind, because they have been exposed to a whole different new life. I just hope they keep getting chance that can elevate what they started off with. I just hope it’’s not the end and it’’s just the beginning,” Kapoor said.
The two child actors are to receive new homes from the Indian authorities after the small budget movie swept the Oscars. Ali currently lives in a tiny hovel in the same rubbish strewn slum near railway tracks where Ismail lives.
The child stars were feted like true celebrities in India after they returned home, post Oscars.
There was an outcry after pictures emerged of the child stars living in squalor despite the 15 million dollars movie earning about 100 million dollars since its North American release last November. (ANI)

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