Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bombay & "Slumdog Millionaire" follow-up

First, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, both nine-years old, starred in an Oscar winning motion picture. Now they are appearing in real-life soap operas.
The paparazzi are everywhere, as are reporters who want to talk to the kid stars of "Slumdog Millionaire." Their lives are making the gossip columns and headlines in their native India -- and overseas.

Azhar was reportedly slapped by his father when the boy, begging fatigue from traveling back from the Academy Awards in Hollywood, refused to give an interview his father had apparently promised. (Both were penitent afterwards: Azhar said he had been "naughty," according to the Times of India... More>>

Bombay: Biggest City on Earth

The city of Mumbai, India, is home to nearly 14 million people. To put that number in perspective, it's like more than the total population of Illinois all packed into an area smaller than Chicago. And that's not counting the estimated 10 million more people that live in Mumbai's sprawling suburbs....

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