05 Mar '11, 3pm

\"Slumdog\" child star's Mumbai home burns down

\"Slumdog\" child star's Mumbai home burns down

MUMBAI : "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali said Saturday her home and the awards she won for the Oscar-winning film had been destroyed in a fire that raged through a congested Mumbai slum. The family of 12-year-old Rubina, who played the role of young poverty-stricken Latika in Danny Boyle's movie, watched helplessly as their tin-roofed shack in the crowded slum went up in flames late Friday. "I have lost everything, including books and precious belongings like awards, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the success of the film," Rubina said, according to the Press Trust of India. Rubina was just eight when she appeared in the rags-to-riches blockbuster, which won eight Oscars in 2009 and her journey from Mumbai slum to Hollywood red carpet made her famous around the world. "We all were at home watching TV when a neighbour came to alert us about...

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