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Slumdog Star Rubina Ali Lands New Home After Blaze


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Slumdog Millionaire star RUBINA ALI is moving into a new apartment, seven months after her family home was burned down in Mumbai, India.

The actress was forced to flee the Garib Nagar slum as the blaze, which left 21 people injured and 2,000 homeless, broke out in March (11).

She lost all the awards and newspaper clippings she had saved from her role in the Danny Boyle movie, but she has reason to smile again after the director's Jai Ho Trust found a new property in Mumbai for her family.

Ali tells Britain's The Sun, "I am very happy with the developments. Ever since the movie was released, it has been my dream to have my own house in Mumbai. I even have my own bedroom."

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Slumdog Rubina Ali Confirms Her Home Burnt Down In Blaze


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Slumdog Millionaire star RUBINA ALI has confirmed her family home has burnt down during a fire in Mumbai, India, destroying awards she earned for her role in the 2008 film.

The actress was forced to flee the Garib Nagar slum as the blaze, which caused 21 people to be injured and left 2,000 homeless, broke out on Friday (04Mar11).

Now Ali's father has opened up about the scare, saying, "We just grabbed what we could and dashed out. The fire spread so fast we couldn't get back in."

And Ali has been left devastated after the flames destroyed all the awards and newspaper clippings she had saved from her role in the blockbuster: "I have lost everything, including books and precious belongings like awards, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the success of the film. We spent the entire night at the railway station. So far nobody has come to help us."

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Slumdog Star's Autobiography Helps Her Out Of The Slums


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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star RUBINA ALI's autobiography has become such a big hit in Europe, she stands to net over $100,000 (GBP62,500) for her life story by May (10).

The child star, who grew up in poverty in India's slums, is suddenly rich thanks to her memoirs.

Ali, 10, received $32,515 (GBP20,320) as an advance for her autobiography, which was published in June (09), and she stands to make a further $80,000 (GBP50,000) more in royalties by the beginning of the summer (10), according to publisher Philippe Robinet at France’s Oh! Editions.

Meanwhile, Ali and her Slumdog Millionaire co-star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 11, have both landed roles in independent film Lord Owen’s Lady, which will shoot on location in Dubai and Wales.

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Slumdog's Ali's Home Is Bulldozed


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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE child star RUBINA ALI has been left homeless for the second time in 2009 - her home in India has been bulldozed by local officials.

The 10-year-old star, who plays the young version of Freida Pinto's character in the Oscar-winning movie, was left in tears as her one-room hut was demolished to make way for a new railway through the Garib Nagar slum in Mumbai, India.

One of Ali's pals witnessed her beg the authorities to not tear down her home, according to Britain's Daily Express.

The friend tells the publication, "Rubina was pleading with the authorities when they came. She was telling them, 'This is my house, I was born here.' She will now have to sleep in the open until they can rebuild it. She is worried for her baby sister."

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Nine Year Old Slumdog Star Writes Memoir


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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star RUBINA ALI is writing her life-story - at the age of nine.

Ali was plucked from the slums of Mumbai, India to star in Danny Boyle's multiple Oscar-winning movie.

Since the movie's release, the young actress has travelled the world on a whirlwind promotional tour.

Just months after she returned home, Ali was left homeless when Indian authorities demolished her family home. Her father was also hospitalised after police allegedly beat him to force the family to leave their residence.

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Indian Government Give Slumdog Child Stars New Homes


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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE's young stars AZHARUDDIN ISMAIL and RUBINA ALI have been offered new homes by the Indian government - just days after director Danny Boyle purchased apartments for the child actors.

Boyle and the movie's producers plucked Ismail, 10, and Ali, nine, from impoverished obscurity to appear in the Oscar-winning film and established the Jai Ho Trust last year (08) to help fund their education.

But the kids' plight has captured headlines in recent weeks after both children's families were booted out of their homes and forced to live on the streets of India by local authorities.

They had been homeless for weeks before Boyle flew into Mumbai this week (begs25May09) and revealed he had bought Ismail a brand new apartment, with plans to do the same for Ali.

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Slumdog's Ali Made Homeless


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Young SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star RUBINA ALI is facing life on the streets of Mumbai, India after her home was torn down by authorities - just days after her co-star suffered the same fate.


Ali's father was also hospitalised after police allegedly beat him to force the family to leave their residence on Wednesday (20May09).


Their shanty shack was destroyed, along with dozens of others in the area - and now the nine-year-old is terrified of having nowhere to live.


She tells the Associated Press, "I'm feeling bad. My house had been demolished. I'm thinking about where to sleep."

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Mum Brands Slumdog Dad "Evil"


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The mother of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star RUBINA ALI has blasted her ex-husband over allegations he attempted to sell the nine-year-old.


Rafiq Qureshi was quizzed by police in Mumbai, India earlier this week (20Apr09) after British newspaper News of the World alleged he offered to auction off the nine-year-old for $300,000 (£200,000).


He was subsequently released without charge due to lack of evidence, according to local authorities.


Rubina's mother Khursheed, who abandoned the family in 2001, claimed she learned of the alleged sale two weeks ago and alerted cops to investigate.

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Police Drop Slumdog Dad Investigation


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The father of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star RUBINA ALI has officially been cleared by Indian police over allegations he attempted to sell his young daughter.


Rafiq Qureshi was quizzed by police in Mumbai earlier this week (20Apr09) after British newspaper News of the World alleged he offered to auction off the nine-year-old for $300,000 (£200,000).


Rubina's mother Khurshida, who abandoned the family in 2001, claimed she learned of the sale two weeks ago and alerted police to investigate.


Qureshi protested his innocence throughout the scandal, telling People.com the story was a "lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me".

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Kapoor Keen To Get Slumdog Kid For Sale Story Straight


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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star Anil Kapoor is keen to get back to his native India so he can investigate reports his young co-star RUBINA ALI's father tried to sell her.


The Bollywood actor is in Hollywood, where he's being honoured at the seventh annual Indian Film Festival, and he admits he has lost contact with the kids in the hit film.


But he's determined to return to the real-life slums in Mumbai and track down the young stars - to make sure they're all OK after their brush with overnight success.


In the meantime, he's distressed whenever he hears the youngsters have been caught up in negative press stories - and can't believe the British tabloid reports Ali's father tried to sell her to a bogus Middle Eastern couple.

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Director And Cast Of 'Slumdog Millionaire' Visit Santa Monica Pier

Danny Boyle, RUBINA ALI and Santa Monica Pier - Danny Boyle and Rubina Ali Los Angles, California - Director and cast of 'Slumdog Millionaire' visit Santa Monica Pier Tuesday 24th February 2009

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