BBC - Slumdog Millionaire child actress's home in fire - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

BBC - Slumdog Millionaire child actress's home in fire

£0.00 @
Bit sad really http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12655792 Info from Wikipedia: Slumdog Millionaire's Gross revenue was around $377 million. The 2 main child actors in the film w… Read More
DrJC Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Bit sad really

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12655792

Info from Wikipedia:
Slumdog Millionaire's Gross revenue was around $377 million.
The 2 main child actors in the film were paid around £500 for their month's worth of work, and also had trust funds set up for access when they turned 18.

Just thought I'd post this, as it's quite sad how 2 years on from the film's huge success, one of the main people who made the film what it was is still living in the slums.
Tags:
DrJC Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Options

All Comments

(7) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
1 Like #2
They probably got loads of stick from people in the local area, could even be arson. £500 is enough to make you the equivalent of a millionaire in those areas, but not enough to get you out of such an area. Great business plan though, make a film about poor people using real poor people, pay them a pittance, and make millions at the box office.


Edited By: anewman on Mar 05, 2011 18:23
#3
Gross revenue was around $377 million.

Yet they managed to pay the 2 main characters of the film around £500 for a months work, robbing tw**s its disgusting
banned 3 Likes #4
kyleg44
Gross revenue was around $377 million.

Yet they managed to pay the 2 main characters of the film around £500 for a months work, robbing tw**s its disgusting


Blame their agents.

But seriously, it's called showBUSINESS and the whole point of Indian labour is it's cheapness.
#5
Someone should make a stink about this.
#6
FilthAndFurry
kyleg44
Gross revenue was around $377 million.

Yet they managed to pay the 2 main characters of the film around £500 for a months work, robbing tw**s its disgusting


Blame their agents.

But seriously, it's called showBUSINESS and the whole point of Indian labour is it's cheapness.


You have a point, but doesn't make it right. I guess that's just the world we live in, with exploitation being all around us. (e.g. I love my iPhone, but know how little the Chinese factory workers who made it get paid and how crappy they must get treated).

I guess with this child, the difference is she wasn't just another worker, but was pretty much the star of the show. One can only imagine how others profited and lined their pockets from the films success.
1 Like #7
They had been watching television

yet to move into a new apartment

Hardly on the breadline I'd say.....how many in the slums can say they have even one of the above items never mind the luxury of both.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!