Can’t argue with last week’s conclusion that a billion dollars is better than an Oscar. This week Danny Boyle beats that deal all to heck with an offer even more directly life-altering. The Mumbai kids gave Slumdog Millionaire its roots in reality, so its really gratifying to see the producers return the favor by making a new reality available to those kids.
The poverty stricken child stars of Slumdog Millionaire are set to be property tycoons after being promised new homes by the film‚Äôs Oscar winning director Danny Boyle and by Mumbai officials.
Boyle and producer Christian Colson told the Daily Mail that Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali and their families will be moved to apartments worth ¬£20,000 each in the coming months. But in an astonishing turn of events, officials from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority – a Mumbai housing association – have now also said they want to gift the children a new flat each. (The Daily Mail)
The full story and photos at the Mail Online will alternately warm your heart and break it. More details and photos after the cut.