Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Nine year old Rubina shot to fame by playing the young Latika in Danny Boyle’s movie, which picked up eight Oscars besides earning millions at the box office.
The movie depicts the heartwarming story of a Mumbai slumdwellwe, who escapes the Mumbai slums by winning USD 20 million in the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”?. Rubina and Azharddin Ismail were picked from a Mumbai slum to play the young protagonists in the movie.
Now, Rubina’s father Rafiq Qureshi wants 200,000 pounds (USD 400,00) by putting his daughter up for illegal adoption, the News of The World reported.
Rafiq alleged that he was forced to sell his daughter as his family did not get anything from the filmmakers.
Rafiq said while trying to fix the illegal adoption deal, “We have got nothing out of this movie”.
He told the reporters, who were posing as fake Dubai sheik,”Its 200,000″.
When the reporters objected to the huge amount Rafiq’s brother insisted, “The child is special now. This is not an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child”! Rafiq said, “I have to consider what’s best for me, my family and Rubina’s future”.