"Slumdog Millionaire’s child actors will attend Oscars."
Earlier this year, the London Telegraph reported that two of the child actors in the movie Slumdog Millionaire, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, were still living in “grinding poverty.” The AP reports today that the two will be headed to the Oscars with their coworkers — after being absent from the Golden Globes:
But also attending will be Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, and Rubina Ali, 9, both of whom were plucked from their homes in a Mumbai slum by director Danny Boyle and his team. The trip will be their first on an airplane and their first out of the country, relatives said. “I’m very happy that I’m going to the Oscars,” Rubina said in her home Friday, hours before she was to leave for the United States. “My friends are saying, ‘your fate is so good.'”