The Adorable Child Star of Slumdog Millionaire is Homeless

The adorable 10-year-old child star of the amazing and life changing story and a movie "Slumdog Millionaire" - Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail - had his home bulldozed today. In the slums of Mumbai, poor Azharruddin was sleeping when a policeman woke him up and told him to get out of the home. The boy lives with his family in a shanty town.

"A police officer took a bamboo stick to hit me, and I was frightened," Azhar said.

The authorities said that the family will be given a new home somewhere else.
Oddly, despite that the movie groosed $326 million in earnings and 8 Oscars for "Slumdog Millionaire," the two child stars of the film are suprisingly still living in poverty. The tradgity of Slum demolitions are rather common in Indian cities, by motivation by officials who wish to keep crowds in control.

Azhar's mother says, "They didn't give prior notice. We didn't even get a chance to take out our belongings." Even though she and the family have lived in the shanty town for longer than 15 years, she has no legal claim to the land. "I don't know what I am going to do," she said, glancing at a plastic bag next to her, stuffed with her all her family's things.


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