Slumdog Child Star Loses Home



Slumdog Millionaire child star Azharuddin Ismail,9, has been forced out onto the streets after city authorities in Mumbai demolished his home. Azharuddin’s shanty home was one of several illegally-built homes along a drain that were demolished on Thursday.

“When they came I was sleeping, they shook me awake and one policeman even threatened me,” Azharuddin, who played Salim as a child in the film, said.

Azharuddin’s mother is frustrated at the lack of help her family has received, especially after the monster success of the film her son starred in. “My son has brought glory to the country, shouldn’t he get some credit?” she asked. [Source: Reuters; Photo: Getty Images]

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