Oscar Night Mirrors 'Slumdog Millionaire' In India

In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, poor people crowd around TV sets in Mumbai, India, hoping to see one of their own win it all. Something like that really has happened. The cast of Slumdog Millionaire included genuinely poor kids from Mumbai. Those accepting Oscars Sunday night included 9-year-old Rubina Ali. In India, people crowded the streets around her home. In a tiny shack, her mother watched on TV as three children slept beside her on the floor.

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In the movie "Slumdog Millionaire," poor people crowd around TV sets in Mumbai. They hope to see one of their own win it all. Something like that really happened last night. The cast of "Slumdog" included genuinely poor kids from Mumbai, so the cast accepting Oscars last night included Rubina Ali, age nine. In India, people crowded the streets around her home. And in a tiny shack, her mom watched on TV as three children slept on the floor.

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