Rubina Ali: For Sale?
Believe it or not, the father of the adorable little Indian girl from “Slumdog Millionaire” tried to sell her following her massive worldwide success.
Rubina Ali’s dad Rafiq Qureshi reportedly offered to sell the 9-year old for $300,000 saying he is broke and needs to make money to take care of the rest of his brood.
Qureshi told press, “I have to consider what’s best for me, my family, and Rubina’s future.” Initially he tried to pawn her for $75,000 but after “Slumdog” took off, he upped the ante.
Adrian Lovett, director of campaigns for Save the Children declared, "The Indian government must sign up to the International Labor Organization's convention for abolishing the worst forms of child labor and trafficking."
Below are pictures of Rubina Ali with her father in Mumbai (April 20).
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