Father Offers to Sell Young Slumdog Star

Rubina Ali’s father reportedly planned to sell the nine-year-old to escape poverty.The News Of The World alleged that Rafiq Qureshi demanded £200,000( hm.. so not just enough to make ends meet but enough to be wealthy in this area correct?) for the Slumdog Millionaire star’s adoption when reporters posed as a wealthy family from Dubai.

An informant had earlier said that the family had been talked to and were in fact waiting for the highest bid.

“I have to consider what’s best for me, my family and Rubina’s future,” Qureshi, 36, is quoted as saying, before his brother added that the child’s new-found stardom warranted extra cash. Ali found fame playing the youngest version of the character Latika in the Oscar-winning rags to riches film.

Brother-in-law Rajan More confirmed that the sale was being considered and said: “Obviously if you wanted to adopt we could discuss this, but her parents would also expect some proper compensation in return.”

What a lovely state of affairs’s hoping that the wrong kind of person doesn’t decide to “adopt” her.


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