Slumdog star kid loses her awards
Rubina Ali, who essayed the role of young Latika in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, lost all the international awards she had won in the Garib Nagar blaze that took place on Friday night.
Rubina, now a Std III student, had to miss school on Saturday. “I lost the six trophies I had won in the fire. Thankfully, my passport was spared.” She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Slumdog Millionaire and was also honoured at the Academy Awards.
“We couldn’t save much. All her clothes, including the dress she wore at the Oscars, and jewellery are gone,” her father, Rafiq Qureshi added.
Both Rubina and her co-star Azharuddin were promised homes and education by Danny Boyle. While Azhar moved into his new house in Santa Cruz, Rubina and her family were still living at Garib Nagar. Qureshi had sought a home in Bandra as he has set up his business there. Niraja Mattoo of Plan India, the NGO which is funding the children’s education and homes, said, “Rubina has got a house in Bandra (West) and will be moving there by next month.”