The bleak lifestyle of child stars Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail has dramatically improved thanks to the stupendous success of Slumdog Millionaire; with both being enrolled full-time in school, and are living in far better conditions than before.
While Ismail has been shifted into an apartment, Rubina and her family are still on the Garib Nagar slum but have dramatically upgraded their home.
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Rubina, who played the role of young Latika in the Oscar winning film, which tracked the story of an 18-year-old boy from rags-to-riches, has done an advertisement with Hollywood star Nicole Kidman.
She has also become the youngest person in publishing history to write a memoir titled 'Slumgirl Dreaming', which has sold 200,000 copies worldwide so far.
Both the actors have been receiving a monthly allowance equivalent to 75 pounds each through a charitable trust developed by director Danny Boyle.
But they only get the money if their attendance record at school is above 70 per cent.
"Last year, people would throw rubbish at me, but now the garbage man collects it from my new house and people are very good to me," the Daily Express quoted 10-year-old Azharuddin as saying.
Meanwhile, slums shown in the film will soon be redeveloped.The value of plots will multiply by five and the Nagar slum will become the first rubbish-free slum in Mumbai after builders start work next week.