Slumdog Kid Gets New Home

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2009 1:00 PM CDT
Slumdog Kid Gets New Home
Mother of Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, child actor of the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire," combs his hair at their new house in a residential complex in Mumbai, India, July 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

(Newser) – Azharuddin Ismail, the child actor who played the main character’s brother in Slumdog Millionaire, moved into a new home in an upmarket Mumbai suburb today, the BBC reports. A trust set up by the film’s producers paid for the house and is hunting for a similar abode for co-star Rubina Ali. Both were forced to leave illegal homes in the city’s slums.

“I like it here, it is really nice,” said 9-year-old Azharuddin. “But I will miss my old friends back in Bandra. Maybe I will go and visit them once in a while.” His mother was less reserved. “We have lived on the road for so many years,” she said. “I had never dreamed that we would have a roof over our heads.” (Read more Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.