Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rubina Ali - Dad Sells "Slumdog Millionaire" Child Star for £200,000

Rubina Ali the nine year old girl who played the young Latika in the Oscar Award winning flick Slumdog Millionaire is up for sale for the price of £200,000 ($296,000)! This was the news initiated by the News of the World UK website. Rubina's father Rafiq Qureshi could no longer take the squalor in India's slums that he put his daughter for adoption in exchange for that paltry sum of money. In an interview, Rafiq insisted that "I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future." Even Rubina Ali's uncle Mohiuddin is involved in this illegal deal as he commanded this ballooned amount because "The child is special now. This is NOT an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child!"
Rubina Ali Sold by Father
Reactions to this news caught people in disbelief of how Rubina Ali's father can stomach to hawk his young daughter like she was some kind of commodity. A Middle Eastern family had already expressed their interest of adopting Rubina Ali. Poverty in India is unquestionable but do they really need to sell her while they can ask help to attain what's enough for them? Anyway, please read the in-depth news in the News of the World UK website.

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