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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

father of slumdog girl arrested..

From NY Times

The police in Mumbai said they were investigating accusations that the father of a child actor from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire” tried to offer her for adoption in exchange for money, Reuters reported. On Sunday, News of the World in Britain published the results of a sting operation in which it said Rafiq Qureshi, the father of 9-year-old Rubina Ali Qureshi, right, offered her for adoption for around $290,000 to a member of a wealthy Dubai family — who was actually a reporter for the newspaper. The girl portrayed the young incarnation of the “Slumdog Millionaire” heroine played by Freida Pinto and attended the Academy Awards in February when it won the award for best picture. Moinuddin Qureshi, an uncle of Rubina Ali, denied that her father had tried to sell her, telling Reuters, “This is just an attempt to malign her name.”