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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ child star’s ‘illegal’ home demolished: CNN


NEW DELHI, India (CNN) — “Slumdog Millionaire” leaves audiences uplifted. But that is hardly how one of its child stars felt on Thursday.

Indian authorities demolished the home of “Slumdog Millionaire” child actor Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail.

Despite the hit movie’s mega-millions in box-office receipts, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail’s life changed little after he returned home to Mumbai, India’s, Garib Nagar, or city of the poor.

On Thursday, even the roof over the real-life slum dweller’s head was taken away as Indian authorities tore down the shanty where Ismail’s family lived.

Authorities said the home and about 20 others around it were illegally built.

Senior Inspector Rahim Sheikh told CNN that the shanties were brought down as part of a municipal drive to clear encroachments on public land. Bulldozers leveled the slum built on a municipal garden, said Sheikh, who is in charge of the locality in Mumbai where Ismail lived…”

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