Slumgirl Dreaming My Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali
  

Slumgirl Dreaming My Journey to the Stars

Written by Rubina Ali
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Synopsis

Slumgirl Dreaming My Journey to the Stars by Rubina Ali

Rubina Ali doesn't know when her birthday is and she's never eaten chips or pizza. She lives in a rat-infested slum in Mumbai. But after being picked from hundreds of children to star in the multi-Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire , nine-year-old Rubina's life will never be the same again. This is the true story of how her dreams of being a world-famous actress actually came true. But once her fairy-tale of film sets, parties and Oscars is over, what comes next for Rubina? Can she return to life as normal?

About the Author

Rubina Ali grew up between a railway track and a sewer in a Mumbai slum. Lucky enough to audition for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, Rubina's life has changed for ever. Now nine years old, her shanty home has been demolished by officials making way for a railway station and she and her family are being re-housed. In 2008, Danny Boyle and the producers of the film set up the Jai Ho trust fund to provide for Rubina and her co-star, Azhar, and their familes, until they leave school. Rubina continues to fascinate the tabloid media and is in constant demand for international fund-raising events and guest appearances. Her acting career is also taking off as she is due to appear in a new Bollywood blockbuster on release later this year.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Rubina Ali
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Publisher

Bantam Children an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

16th July 2009

ISBN

9780553825299


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