'Slumdog Millionaire' kids visit Shirdi

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Shirdi (Maharashtra), Mar 23 (ANI): Child actors of the Oscar-wining movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' paid a visit to the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Maharashtra.

Rubina Ali, who essayed the role of a young Latika in the film, said she cherished her visit to the shrine.

"I really felt good after coming to Shridi and getting the blessings of Sai Baba which I really cherished," said Rubina.

Azharuddin Ismail, who played the role of a young Salim in the film, said that never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he would be an actor some day.

"I did not even think that I will ever work in the film, but then I eventually worked in the film. It not only did well but eventually went on to win an Oscar," said Ismail.

"Slumdog Millionaire", a rags-to-riches story of a Mumbai slum dweller who goes on to win 20 million dollars in a quiz show, was adjudged the best film.

It also fetched Danny Boyle the Best Director award, Simon Beaufoy best Adapted Screenplay and Anthony Dod Mantle the best Cinematography award. The film was also awarded for Best Editing.

"Slumdog Millionaire", based on Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup's novel "Q and A", came to the 81st Academy Awards ceremony with 10 nominations and failed to win only in the Sound Editing category. (ANI)

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