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I find this story outrageous…’Slumdog Millionaire’ is one of my favorite movies, I’ve seen it three times, actually. I don’t understand why the young actors who did such an excellent job playing their parts haven’t been taken care of. Why are they still living in slums? I wonder how much money the producers, director, and the creators made while the movie was bringing in huge profits all over the world.

From The New York Times:

In a scene reminiscent of the gritty hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” municipal workers in Mumbai, India, on Thursday demolished the home of one of the children who starred in the rags-to-riches tale. Local officials told reporters that they did not know that the row of shanties they demolished included the home of the family of Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, above, the 10-year-old who played the character Salim as a child. They said they were following orders to clear illegally built shanties ahead of the monsoon season. The child star was asleep when a police officer woke him up and told him to leave his family’s home, he told The Associated Press in an interview.

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