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They will be Slumdogs no more.
The two kid actors who broke our hearts in the Academy Award-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" are being moved out of their miserable Mumbai ghetto into real homes with roofs and doors and walls.
Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who played the young versions of the two main characters, won't have to worry about paying the mortgage - their new digs are free. "These two children have brought laurels to the country," said Gautam Chatterjee, head of Mumbai's housing authority.
So for 10-year-old Azharuddin, it's goodbye to the tarp by a busy road that was his family home. And for 9-year-old Rubina, it's goodbye to the one room shack she shared with her family.