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'Slumdog' star says home lost in Mumbai fire

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'Slumdog' star says home lost in Mumbai fire

The Associated Press
MUMBAI, India - "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali said Saturday that her home had burned down in a fire that raged through a crowded slum in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Most of the awards that she received for her role as a poverty-stricken child in the Oscar-winning film were destroyed in the blaze that erupted in the Garib Nagar slum late Friday, the 12-year-old said.

She said that she and other members of her family were watching television when they heard shouts of a fire and ran out of their tin-roofed shanty.

"We just grabbed what we could and dashed out. The fire spread so fast we couldn't get back in," said Rafiq Ali, Rubina's father.

Rubina said she had lost all her awards and her collection of newspaper clippings and photographs from the success of the 2008 film.

"It's all gone. Even my best clothes, everything," a tearful-sounding Rubina said over the telephone.

The child star said the family was yet to move into a new apartment paid for by a trust set up by the film's director, Danny Boyle.

Rubina played the young Latika in "Slumdog Millionaire," the rags-to-riches blockbuster that won eight Oscars.

Police were investigating the cause of the fire, which left 21 people injured and 2,000 homeless.

Fires often break out in Mumbai's sprawling slums, usually sparked by electrical short circuits from the many thousands of illegal power connections.

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Side note - Posted this here because Rubina was in a Bollywood movie called: Kal Kissne Dekha.

But omg, my heart breaks for the poor girl and her family! Why are they still living in a crummy slum
 
Edit: Did wikipedia just lie to me ..IMDB says she wasn't in Kal Kissne Dekha. Ugh someone confirm and I'll close it if I was wrong.


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awwwwww. this is so sad...all the proof of her hard work completely erased. :-( it is heartbreaking.

but she will always be remembered for the work she gave in SM.

keeping her and her family in my prayers. and hope they get a new place to stay soon. really sad news.

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seriously it's the worst feeling ever
but that director is such a good human being for paying a place for the family

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Originally posted by Cutiepie Rani

awwwwww. this is so sad...all the proof of her hard work completely erased. :-( it is heartbreaking.

but she will always be remembered for the work she gave in SM.

keeping her and her family in my prayers. and hope they get a new place to stay soon. really sad news.
It's the worst feeling for sureOuch  I know it's not the same situation but our school got shut down and will never be open. I feel sad because there was a newspaper about me in their wall, I painted a flag and they remembered me there with awards in a mirror
 
I know how this girl feels when all her awards and newspaper just got burned down
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Originally posted by Terenaina

Originally posted by Cutiepie Rani

awwwwww. this is so sad...all the proof of her hard work completely erased. :-( it is heartbreaking.

but she will always be remembered for the work she gave in SM.

keeping her and her family in my prayers. and hope they get a new place to stay soon. really sad news.
It's the worst feeling for sureOuch  I know it's not the same situation but our school got shut down and will never be open. I feel sad because there was a newspaper about me in their wall, I painted a flag and they remembered me there with awards in a mirror
 
I know how this girl feels when all her awards and newspaper just got burned down


Yes I know. Its so devastating. But it is what it is. We cannot change it. I just hope and pray that people continue to show their appreciation towards the work she did in SM. Praying for her family and her.

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Posted: 06 March 2011 at 11:12am | IP Logged
Originally posted by preity*zinta

Side note - Posted this here because Rubina was in a Bollywood movie called: Kal Kissne Dekha.

But omg, my heart breaks for the poor girl and her family! Why are they still living in a crummy slum
 
Edit: Did wikipedia just lie to me ..IMDB says she wasn't in Kal Kissne Dekha. Ugh someone confirm and I'll close it if I was wrong.
 
Swati... Yeah There was news that Rubina and the other kid from Slumdog both will be in the movie Kal kissne dekha... then later it was said it was a 2 sec role... i dont know if that scene finally made it to the movie... I have not watched it....

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yeah she should act in more movies. And save that money to buy a big house for the family

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