eBay auctions collector’s copy of Slumdog Millionaire book

MUMBAI: The Slumdog Millionaire novel, authored by Vikas Swarup and autographed by the film’s stars Dev Patel & Freida Pinto has been put up for charity auction live on eBay India starting from 16 February – 28 February, 2009.The auction is presented by eBay India & Plan India

Plan India Lalita Sachdeva said, "Plan India has been associated with the critically acclaimed movie Slumdog Millionaire. Anil Kapoor who is an active supporter & patron of PlanIndia Foundation has donated his entire fee from the movie for one of Plan India’s projects to prevent the trafficking of young girls for exploitation in the sex trade (one of the issues featured in the film). With the auction of the exclusive books on eBay India, we hope to raise funds to create awareness about the cause".

eBay India Senior Manager – Pop Culture Deepa Thomas said, " The Slumdog Millionaire books have been personally autographed by the lead actress and actor, Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel and going by the response that the movie has received across the world we are confident that the auction will do well. This is a unique opportunity for movie buffs to get a piece of their favorite stars & contribute to a good cause."

All proceeds from this auction will go to Plan India- a child-centered development organization.

Those interested in the auction can log onto www.ebay.in The bidding for the novel starts at Rs 270.