Around 7 years ago when Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars with its inspiring rags-to-riches story of a young boy, the actors of the movie became overnight stars. However, it was particularly the little kids who who caught the media’s attention.
Two out of the 3 child actors, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail were picked from Bandra’s Garib Nagar slum, from among 300 children, and the movie proved to be a life-changing experience for them. The child actors shared the screen with the likes of Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, and went on to win appreciation for their commendable acting skills. It’s been around 8 years since the movie released but we still haven’t gotten enough of them. The kids are all grown up now. Here’s what each of them is up to.
Azhar played a younger Salim, the brother of the film’s lead character, and travelled to Los Angeles for the Oscars ceremony with the entire cast. He also acted in a film titled Kal Kisne Dekha and was last seen in a re-union of the child-actors from the film in 2014.
The lad’s all grown up now. This is how he looks:
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar