MUMBAI: Nine-year-old Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is chronicling her life journey in a memoir, which is expected to release next month.
Rubina was chosen from among the children from the slums of Mumbai to star as young Latika in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Since then, Ali has been in the news almost every second day. The media has been following her every move, making her into a celebrity of sorts.
Ironically, this little star was also recently in news when she was left homeless after the civic authorities in Mumbai razed her shanty at Garib Nagar slums, in a demolition drive. However, she has been offered two new homes by the state government of Maharashtra and a trust set up by Slumdog’s filmmakers, for her and co-star Azharuddin.
In the biography she tells her own story. She talks about her life, her friends and her family and her life at Garib Nagar. Ali’s autobiography, Slumdog Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars, will be published by London-based publishers TransWorld and will be released in the UK and US on 16 July, 2009.