Thanks to Danny Boyle, the Jai Ho Trust, has bought a 250sq ft apartment in Mumbai for 10-year-old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail (Far left), marking the end of a life among thousands jostling for space in Mumbai’s slums.
Azharuddin’s home for the last month had been a makeshift construction of tarpaulin sheets after the civic authorities demolished his slum dwelling.
The trust is still searching Mumbai for a flat in which to house Rubina Ali, one of the other child stars of the movie. The family had reportedly been shown a house approximately nine miles away from where they live, but turned down the offer.
The makeshift house that Azharuddin lived in was pulled down by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on May 16, while nine-year-old Rubina’s home was demolished by railway authorities four days later.
Love how it takes Danny Boyle having to fly back to Mumbai to get things done. What was taking so long?