Mumbai, May 14: The house of slumdog kid Azharuddin Ismail M Shaikh was demolished by the Mumbai civic authorities on Thursday, May 14 without any prior intimation. About 20 other kids who acted in the movie also lost their houses and are thrown to the streets.
Azhar said to media that a team of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) came unannounced this morning, ordered them to move out of their shanties in Garib Nagar slum of Bandra East and demolished them. "We have nowhere to go. We are just sitting on the road in the blazing sun right now. All our belongings and other household goods have either been thrown out or damaged. We don't know what we will eat today," said Azhar weeping inconsolably.
MCGM officials meanwhile said that they had specific orders from the headquarters to clear off all hutments which are constructed on the main drain in Bandra East. The officials added that if eligible, all the displaced persons will be provided alternative housing before monsoon hits Mumbai in June. However Slumdog kids Azhar and his co-star Rubina Ali Qureshi's families are now waiting to get a flat as promised by Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as the model code of conduct will be lifted soon.