Slumdog Dad: I'm Not Selling My Kid

Rumors part of a 'dirty' media scheme, he says
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2009 1:03 PM CDT
Slumdog Dad: I'm Not Selling My Kid
Young stars of "Slumdog Millionaire" arrive for the Academy Awards Feb. 22, 2009. From left front are Rubina Ali, Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail.    (AP Photo)

The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali tells the BBC he’s not selling his daughter, contrary to a News of the World report he called a “dirty” scheme. The media “made fun of our poverty,” Rafiq Qureshi said. “They tricked us into this fakery but we came out unscathed.” He said he’d been placed in a spot of “great temptation,” but hadn’t made any such deal. (More Slumdog Millionaire stories.)

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