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Posted: February 25th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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After "Slumdog Millionaire" won for best picture and earned over $162 million worldwide, pictures of some of the stars living in squalor in the slums of India appeared online. But director Danny Boyle is now doing something about this.

Boyle has revealed that he and producer Christian Colson will purchase $30,000 apartments for Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, Rubina Ali and their families. Plus he has taken time out of his busy scheduled to spend some quality time with the young stars.

"These are bricks and mortar flats. They will have electricity, running water and good sanitation," Boyle told Daily Mail. "They will still be close to their friends and extended family. Their community is very important to them, and they don't want to move too far away from them."

Colson said: "The way Azharuddin is living now is substandard. We were told his home was razed a few months ago, and wired money over immediately. The family gave that money to a broker, who promised to find them a new place to live, but has simply disappeared with the cash. We realized just sending money is not the answer and have evolved our plans over the past few weeks. The families are not equipped to cope with that sort of money."

He continued: "We can't buy the properties outright and give them to them, because in all honesty they will sell them. What we are doing is to acquire the flats for them, near the community where they fit in. They will be held in trusts and ownership will only be released to the parents when the kids turn 18 and have completed their education."

The film company has also agreed to pay for a rickshaw driver to take the children to and from school every day for the next eight years to ensure they attend.

Click here to read our "Slumdog Millionaire" review.

Source: Daily Mail


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meanmonkey22 writes:
on February 25th, 2009 at 8:07:24 PM

Im sorry, but Boyle did NOT deserve best actor. Fincher should of gotten it, and if not him that Gus Van Sant or at least Darren Aronofsky(sp?).
dwightschrute writes:
on February 25th, 2009 at 9:06:46 PM

you imbecile Danny Boyle is a director not an actor. Try keeping up yeah?
Spanza2 writes:
on February 25th, 2009 at 11:15:17 PM

hahahahahahahaahaha which movie was this again??? danny boyle was the star??? Sean Penn maybe didnt deserve best actor over Micky Rourke or maybe Danny Boyle didnt deserve best director over Darren Aronofsky, either way it dont matter
bacci40 writes:
on February 26th, 2009 at 5:25:11 AM

boyle is a nice guy...but why not just get them all jobs in a call center serving tea
BREALZ writes:
on February 26th, 2009 at 11:25:09 AM

damn, it doesn't end, we get....you pay for their education, a flight to LA, now an appartment...you are taking care of them...wow....i'm waiting 8 years for the posting.."Danny Boyle pays for Slumdog teenagers first whore" yeah...i said it.
Rumblefish writes:
on February 26th, 2009 at 4:03:09 PM

Boyle did deserve to win Best Director. David Fincher is an amazing director, as is Gus Van Sant. However, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Milk" were hardly their more creative directing efforts. Van Sant is at his best when given little money (My Own Private Idaho, Gerry, Last Days, Elephant). The Academy tends to nominate him for his more pedestrian efforts (the other one being Good Will Huntin, which Van Sant himself called a "paint-by-numbers" movie). Fincher deserved an Oscar for every other movie he made up to this point (except maybe Panic Room). Chris Nolan deserved a nomination this year over Ron Howard.
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on March 1st, 2009 at 4:43:42 PM

that f*cking movie is overrated!

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