The two child stars of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ are at risk of losing their monthly stipend and their trust fund if they don’t start attending school, a trustee for the fund said Thursday.
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 11, is only showing up at school 37 percent of the time and Rubina Ali, 9, has only a 27 percent attendance rate, the trustee said.
He said the trust decided that if the children do not get their attendance above 70 percent they will lose their monthly stipend of about $120. If they fail to graduate, they will forfeit a lump sum payment set aside by the filmmakers to help the children, who grew up in one of Mumbai’s more wretched slums, get a start in life.
Bet Rubina’s father is going to make her go to school now.