Mumbai officials Wednesday demolished the makeshift home of Rubina Ali, the 9-year-old star of $326 million, octo-Oscar-winning blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire.
“I’m feeling bad,” Ali told the AP of the destruction efforts, which commonly claim shanty homes in the city. “My house had been demolished. I’m thinking about where to sleep.”
Last week, the shanty home of her fellow Slumdog child star, Azhar Mohammed Ismail, was bulldozed in a similar procedure.
If Ali’s name sounds familiar, here’s why — she was at the center of a scandal earlier this year, when British tabloids reported her father was attempting to sell her adoption rights for $400,000 based on her newfound fame. Police later cleared him of the allegations. (Photo: Fame Pictures)