Wednesday, April 22, 2009

India probes dispute over 'Slumdog' child star


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Barry Artiste Op/Ed

Isn't it refreshing to see a parent making money of the backs of their nine year old child actress daughter, looking to sell their child into sexual slavery to a reporter posing as an Arab Shiek,  Yep, what a wonderful world we live in. 

I say if this is true, they should Hang the Bastard by his Nuts!  But then, in Mumbai it is a Man's world so one can be sure it is all just a quaint cultural misunderstanding!

India probes dispute over 'Slumdog' child starMUMBAI, India - Indian police are investigating claims and counterclaims by the parents of a child star in "Slumdog Millionaire" after a British tabloid alleged the father tried to sell the nine-year-old girl to an undercover reporter.
The accusations further complicated the lives of the families of the slum-dwelling child stars, who have come under intense scrutiny since the movie skyrocketed to Oscar-winning fame and grossed more than $300 million worldwide.
Khurshid Begum, the estranged mother of "Slumdog Millionaire" star Rubina Ali, filed a complaint with Mumbai police on Sunday after News of the World reported that the father planned to put her up for adoption. The British newspaper said the deal was allegedly offered to one of its reporters posing as a sheik from the Mideast.

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