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Danny Boyle visits Slumdog Millionaire' kids every year

28 February 2014 12:27 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, Feb. 28(Ani): 'Slumdog Millionaire' director Danny Boyle visits India once a year to meet his young actors Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail.

The English film director has built a 'Jai Ho Trust' for the two that ensures Ali and Ismail are given education and housing facilities, and are given financial security as well, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Boyle admitted that he was inspired from 'Harry Potter' series as a shining example of how movie stardom doesn't need to ruin children's lives.

Speaking on the same, the 57-year-old director further added that he is proud of Ali and Ismail because the two are making the best of their education.

Boyle and Christian Colson, the producer of 'Slumdog. »

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"Slumdog Millionaire" Kids Reunite, 5 Years Later -- See How They've Grown!

27 February 2014 12:00 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's been five years since six unknown child actors from India stole the spotlight in the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire."The child actors reunited for an awesome new interview with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about being thrust into the limelight."More than a dream, it was fantasy come true," Tanay Chheda, now 17, says of the film's eight statuettes won at the 2009 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle.  When the young actors were told that the shoot was for the magazine's Oscars Issue, the memories came flooding back to their trip to Hollywood."You know, when we went to the Oscars, that was also around this time -- in fact this very week -- in February," explained Tanvi Lonkar's father Ganesh Lonkar, who joined his daughter at the Oscars. "It's amazing we are now having this reunion at this time!"So, what are these child stars doing now? »

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Danny Boyle Looks Back on the Kids and Controversy of 'Slumdog Millionaire' (Q&A)

26 February 2014 4:54 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The formidable task of tracking down the six child stars of Slumdog Millionaire for The Hollywood Reporter's Oscars Issue would have been impossible without the cooperation of Danny Boyle. The director of the enchanting film -- which went on to gross $378 million worldwide and win eight Oscars -- helped facilitate the involvement of Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, the two children from the poorest of backgrounds. Natural talents discovered by Boyle when they were 9 years old and living in the slums of Mumbai, their difficult transition back to civilian life would later become the target of much controversy. Through his Jai Ho

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