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Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the S/Ali, Rubina/Paper/0552776378/S033-F
From the slums to the stars - nine-year-old heroine of Danny Boyle's hit film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE tells her story.
My name is Rubina Ali. I donÆt know when my birthday is, and nor does my father, but I do know that I am nine years old.
Young Rubina is a one-in-a-million-star. After being picked from among the five-hundred slum children who auditioned for Danny BoyleÆs multi-Oscar-winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, she saw her fairytale dream of stardom come true. But what will the future hold for a little girl now trapped between Hollywood glamour and the bleak poverty of ther home life?
Now she tells her own incredible story, from playing marbles with her friends beside the sewers, to her fatherÆs job as a cart-puller and her alcoholic uncleÆs tea-stall. Rubina brings alive a world of wastelands and rat-infested shanty dwellings, and invites us into her own home, a wooden shack with a tarpaulin roof, where she lives with her beloved father and siblings. She tells us of her life on the film sets, the hilarious chocolate poo scene, the kindness of Danny Boyle. How has this little girlÆs intimate world changed since Hollywood came knocking? And how will she cope with her new life as an international celebrity?