Slumdog to Spin Off Reality Show

Show would focus on poverty-stricken Mumbai
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 9:06 AM CST

(Newser) Slumdog Millionaire, which centers around a reality show, may soon get a reality show of its own, E! reports. Secret Slumdog Millionaire, like its predecessor Secret Millionaire, would follow undercover richies handing out $100,000 in poor neighborhoods—except this time in Mumbai. “The millionaires who sign up will see real poverty in Mumbai and it's going to be very moving,” a source said.

“The producers are bracing themselves against claims that they are cashing in on poverty,” he added, “But the bottom line is they will actually be helping people as well as making great television.”