'Slumdog' child actors return to heroes' welcome

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Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): The child actors of the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" returned here on Thursday to a chaotic but rousing heroes' welcome.

Over 500 shantytowns gathered outside airport here and danced to the Oscar-winning score of the movie to fete the child actors outside airport here.

The child stars of 'Slumdog Millionaire' were feted like true celebrities here as the nation celebrated the film's Oscar haul.

Mohammad Azharuddin was ecstatic to be the part of the film and said if he would speak further, tears will roll down his cheeks.

"Oscar Awards are such a big award and even the big stars desire to win this award and our film has won eight awards. So you can imagine how successful our film has been," Azharuddin said.

The two child actors will receive new homes from the Indian authorities.

The kids along several cast members of the film were flown to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards ceremony, in which the rags-to-riches romance won 8 Oscars, including best picture and best director. (ANI)

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