For over a year, there have been sporadic reports about the status of the young stars of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire. First came rumors that Rubina Ali's dad was trying to sell her. Then news that Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Ali's houses were demolished. Then news that jetsetting and stardom were keeping the kids out of school, which could stop the stipend they get for their work on Slumdog. Finally, so-so news that Ali and Ismail continue to earn money even though they live in shantys due to "legalities."

After all of this turmoil, which is still on-going, director Danny Boyle has admitted that his young stars from the slums were exploited.
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