‘Slumdog’ stars want homes they had rejected earlier

‘Slumdog’ stars want homes they had rejected earlier
Updated 26 February 2014

‘Slumdog’ stars want homes they had rejected earlier

‘Slumdog’ stars want homes they had rejected earlier

Mumbai: Back in 2009, when child actors Rubina and Azhar were basking in the worldwide success of Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning feature Slumdog Millionaire, the state housing agency MHADA gifted them each a one-bedroom-hall-kitchen apartment in the Malwani area of Malad.
MHADA’s Mumbai board chairman Amarjit Singh Manhas, and the Mumbai unit of the Congress even paid the money for the generous gifts. The young stars and their respective parents, however, had refused the allotments, saying they preferred apartments in or near Bandra, where their hutments were located.
Now, five years later, parents of both the children have returned to MHADA, saying that they want the homes after all, ndtv reported. Recently, Rubina Ali’s father, Rafique, started doing the rounds of MHADA’s office in Kalanagar, Bandra (East), with the allotment letter dated May 2009, asking for a house in Malwani.
“I have been following up with MHADA for the last one month, but have been sent from one department to the other. I was supposed to meet Koli, who is a senior officer, but was told he is not well,” Rafique said. Rubina’s father added that the allotment letter mentions that possession must be taken within 15 days, failing which allotment will be canceled.