Death to Danny Boyle


MUMBAI, India – The two child stars of “Slumdog Millionaire” are at risk of losing their monthly stipend and their trust fund if they don’t attend school more regularly, a trustee for the fund said Thursday.

Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 11, and Rubina Ali, 10, shot to fame after starring in the Oscar-winning movie.

But these days, Azhar is only showing up at school 37 percent of the time, and Rubina has only a 27 percent attendance rate, the trustee said.

“It’s pathetic,” said Noshir Dadrawala, who helps administer the Jai Ho trust established by the filmmakers to provide an education, living allowance and housing for the young stars, who both grew up in Mumbai’s real-life shantytowns.

Azhar played the role of the young Salim, the main character whose childhood in Mumbai’s slums helps him win fortune and love through a TV quiz show as an adult. Rubina played the role of female lead Latika, as a child.

Dadrawala blamed the children’s busy schedule for their chronic truancy.

“They are constantly going to Paris and Cochin and Chennai,” he said. “That’s fine, but go over the weekend, not at the sacrifice of school.”

The children’s parents said the absences were due to deaths in the family and other problems and promised to get them to school from now on.

“Slumdog” director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson said in a statement that the children’s families “need to honor their part of the bargain.”

“We are disappointed that Azhar and Rubina’s school attendance remains patchy. We have urged both families to honor their commitment to ensure regular school attendance,” they said. The filmmakers were in Mumbai to discuss future film projects and charity work.

Dadrawala said the trust decided that if the children do not get their attendance above 70 percent they will lose their monthly stipend of about $120. If they fail to graduate, they will forfeit a lump sum payment set aside by the filmmakers to help the children, who grew up in one of Mumbai’s more wretched slums, get a start in life.

The filmmakers have declined to reveal the amount in the trust for fear of exposing the families to exploitation.

Azhar’s mother, Shameen Ismail, said her son had been truant over the past two months because he was inconsolable after his father died in September from tuberculosis.

“He would cry often, so I kept him home from school for a while,” she said.

She promised his attendance would improve.

“As long as I’m alive, I will make sure my son gets an education,” she said.

Rubina’s father, Rafiq Qureshi, said the girl was not in school because her slum shanty was destroyed (PAO Note: Destroyed by the government.) and she was cut on the leg by a piece of glass.

“It will not happen next time,” he said.

In July, Azhar moved out of a metal shack in the slums and into a $50,000 one-bedroom apartment that the filmmakers bought for his family in Mumbai.

Azhar’s father remained in the slum because, his mother said, he did drugs and she did not want him in the new home.

The trust was also searching for a house for Rubina’s family, but her father said the budget was not enough to cover the cost and he was hoping the state government could make up the difference.

The new homes are to be transferred to the children’s names after they turn 18 provided they graduate from high school.

Danny Boyle is quite literally worse than both Hitler and Himmler. Neither of these two fascists had the guts to witness the death and destruction of their actions first-hand. Himmler once vomited when a prisoner was executed in front of him.

Danny boy, on the other hand, walks through the slums of India like a rich man on a vacation, staring into the eyes of suffering and dying children and then chastizing them for not pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, dangling paltry sums like $120 over their heads (which is less than he spends on blow in an hour) and threatening them with death after they made him millions of dollars.

Death to Danny Boyle for inflicting economic violence on the lives of impovershed and destitute children.

Under a Joint Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Danny would be forced to make up for the harm and suffering he has inflicted on the lives of Third World children via forced labor. That’s a fairly kind alternative to the Maoist cadres in India just beheading this scumbag fuck like he deserves.

Justice will be served either way.

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