Slumdog Dad: I'm Not Selling My Kid

Rumors part of a 'dirty' media scheme, he says
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2009 1:03 PM CDT
Young stars of "Slumdog Millionaire" arrive for the Academy Awards Feb. 22, 2009. From left front are Rubina Ali, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali tells the BBC he’s not selling his daughter, contrary to a News of the World report he called a “dirty” scheme. The media “made fun of our poverty,” Rafiq Qureshi said. “They tricked us into this fakery but we came out unscathed.” He said he’d been placed in a spot of “great temptation,” but hadn’t made any such deal.