WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
News/Headlines
Trailer for "Midnight Special" Sci-Fi Film, with Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" Comedy
Nov 23rd, 2015
Trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's "A Monster Calls"
Nov 23rd, 2015
First Look at "Central Intelligence" Comedy, with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for "Zoolander 2" Arrives Online
Nov 19th, 2015
Official Trailer for "Now You See Me" Sequel
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Chris Hemsworth's "The Huntsman: Winter's War"
Nov 19th, 2015
Trailer for Keanu Reeves' "Exposed" Thriller
Nov 19th, 2015
First Look at Chris Pine on "Wonder Woman" Set
Nov 16th, 2015
Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel
Nov 16th, 2015
Gerard Butler is a God in "Gods of Egypt" Posters
Nov 16th, 2015
First Look at Liam Neeson in Martin Scorsese's "Silence"
Nov 16th, 2015
New Trailer for "The Divergent Series: Allegiant"
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for "Moonwalkers" Comedy, with Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint
Nov 16th, 2015
Trailer for Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" Stop-Motion Film
Nov 3rd, 2015
Poster for "Warcraft" Arrives Online, Trailer Coming on Friday
Nov 3rd, 2015
There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster
Nov 2nd, 2015
First Trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby" Comedy
Nov 2nd, 2015
"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas
Nov 2nd, 2015
Final Trailer for Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea," with Chris Hemsworth
Nov 2nd, 2015
New Photos From "Warcraft" Video Game Movie
Nov 2nd, 2015
Lots of New Photos From "Suicide Squad"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for "Dirty Grandpa" Comedy, with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron
Oct 30th, 2015
Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"
Oct 30th, 2015
Trailer for Jared Hess' "Don Verdean" Comedy, with Sam Rockwell
Oct 30th, 2015
"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast
Oct 28th, 2015
Trailer for Adam Sandler's "The Ridiculous 6" Comedy
Oct 28th, 2015
"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie
Oct 28th, 2015
Another "Monopoly" Movie in the Works
Oct 28th, 2015
"Jumanji" Remake Hires "Con Air" Writer
Oct 26th, 2015
Disney's "Tower of Terror" Park Ride Movie Moving Forward
Oct 26th, 2015
Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"
Oct 26th, 2015
Previous News Stories Next News Stories

Danny Boyle Threatening to Cut "Slumdog Millionaire" Kids' Funds

Posted: October 30th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Danny Boyle Threatening to Cut "Slumdog Millionaire" KidsSubmit Comment
Danny Boyle and Fox Searchlight noticed that there is something wrong with having children (Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali) star in an Oscar-winning movie, but live in the slums of India. As a result, they gave their parents money to make sure the kids have a good place to live and have a chance to go to school. The parents quickly wasted the money, so another solution had to be created.

Trying again, Boyle decided not to give anything directly to the parents, but instead created a fund that will pay for their apartment and other expenses. Part of the deal was that the parents had to make sure that the kids maintain a 70% attendance at school.

Then came news that one of the fathers tried to sell his Ali and we now learn that Ismail school attendance is at 37% and Ali's is at 27%. The parents blame their children's hectic promotional schedule, but Boyle is not buying it and has threatened to cut the parents and kids off completely unless things change.

Click here to read our "Slumdog Millionaire" review.

Source: NY Mag


Bookmark and Share
You must be registered to post comments. Login or Register.
Displaying 22 comment(s) Profanity: Turn On
TeemSelami writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 3:11:08 AM

don't cut them off just their f*cking heads. that movie sucked a d*ck.
Kill-the-director writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 4:59:03 AM

good. i hated that movie.
mdp711 writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 5:50:46 AM

What do you expect from American-hating dot-heads.
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 8:01:36 AM

I DONT CARE
The Dini writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 8:53:41 AM

"one of the fathers tried to sell his Ali" What does that mean? He tried to sell his child? Glad I didn't grow up in India
warlord writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 9:38:01 AM

didnt thease kids get a paycheck? if so do they think they get payd for the rest of thare life
Bob82 writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 9:48:18 AM

I bet Boyle is thinking: "Bloody hell, I should've got myself some white kids and painted their faces brown. That wouldn't have been such a pain in the ass!"
victor arroyo writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 10:18:08 AM

f*ck them in the face!

PEACE!
abhisal writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 10:58:32 AM

I'm from India and these kids are an irritating bunch.They expect their life to be easier just because they were picked in a Hollywood film. Cut them off.
victor arroyo writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 11:24:36 AM

Yes abhisal, you are right...but also I think they shoul f*ck them in the face...

PEACE!
Kurskij writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 11:54:40 AM

^3 points for that, my man ).
cooper76 writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 12:26:12 PM

PUSH BUTTON-PULL STARTS
THANK YOU COME AGAIN
rabid writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 1:31:57 PM

The child-selling thing turned out to be a hoax. He never tried to sell his daughter.
Ranger writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 4:40:21 PM

No... but I tried to buy her.
Ranger writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 4:42:44 PM

Is this Danny Boyle this stupid (but he's hoping to come off looking generous). These kids already got paid for their appearance in the movie... done deal. And if he thinks paying for the parent apartment will keep the parents from then spending $'s they'd normally spend on rent wisely... grab a brain. Cut these little street urchins loose. Let them fend for themselves like they had to before they had this wonderful opportunity. That or sell them into child trafficking... I don't give a sh*t.
m2msucks writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 5:11:32 PM

Danny Boyle doesn't realize that these Indian kids are using him.
ian_918 writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 6:22:08 PM

he tried to help they were dumb f*cks and acted like *ssholes. f*ck em cut em off.
Ranger writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 6:44:24 PM

I she that little girl already has a tooth knocked out from begging!
TemporalFlux writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 7:48:16 PM

I praise Boyle for the thought, but he should realise that these kids and their parents know only the lives they were born into, and don't know how much better their lives could potentially be. If some Hollywood director gave you a bunch of money, would you really try to elevate your life to one you don't know, or just go out and party? Mind you, at least I could stop selling tricks to Ranger.
Ranger writes:
on October 30th, 2009 at 9:06:35 PM

No you couldn't. We have a contract f*cker!
xXxRORSCHACHxXx writes:
on October 31st, 2009 at 12:13:25 PM

Get those poor kids away from those *ssholes and bring them to the good ol' U.S of A. Not that their financial situation here will improve.
vwkombi writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 6:32:31 PM

Ungrateful little sh*ts.

Sell them to slavers or cannibals.

There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster

"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie

"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast

Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel

Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"

"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Demolishes Pre-Sale Records

Paul Bettany Responds to Jason Statham's "Avengers" Insult

Daniel Craig Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Return as James Bond

Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"
Lace Wedding Dresses from ViViDress UK online shop, buy with confidence and cheap price.
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved