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'Slumdog' celebrations fill the crowded slums of Mumbai

MUMBAI, India - The children were divided into Bollywood dance numbers and the masses were celebrated in the narrow lanes full of slums in Mumbai on Monday to honor heroes of Hollywood caught.

Two children in "Slumdog Millionaire" have been ripped out from fourth hopelessly poor suburb of Mumbai star in the rich history of the cloth, which is in the Academy Awards.

The players, Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 10, and Rubina Ali, 9, were in Los Angeles for the ceremony, while his friends back home to gawk, manga, scream and dance in celebration.

"My eyes could not believe that I Rubina in America," said Saba Qureshi, Rubina's best friend. Saba and her sisters wakes at dawn to catch every minute of this evening of Oscar screams of joy each time Rubina came on the screen. They were one of the few places of television in the area.

"Slumdog" won eight Oscars, including best film, best director, and two for the best music - never hooligans inspiring return of the dance routines for the film industry in India known.

"It seems that the luck from heaven," said Sohail Qureshi, Saba and the father of Rubina neighbor.

The shine of Hollywood, the red carpet and limos for the Oscars could not be more far from the slums in Bandra, is considered one of the main roads and railways dirty.

Azhar lives in a thin, plastic sheeting and blankets moldy. Rubina told a roof of sheet metal, cotton candy color hut with his parents and six siblings. Siesta dogs in the mountains of waste.

Hordes of journalists went to the district on Monday. TV Stands on horseback on the thin network of waste water on the outside of the house, while Rubina series trucks sat idling outside an early tea normally sleep.

"Usually nobody is talking, and nobody comes here, but now are all here," Mohamed Ismail, the father of Al-Azhar, said earlier as a set of blinking lights.

Around 65 million Indians - about a quarter of the population - live in slums, according to investigations by the government. The health sector is often not available, child labor and poverty is endemic in the background just from everyday life.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the team on Monday Slumdog with the words: "The winners have pride in India. "

While all the world excited in the field of stars, some were opposed to this film - and title - which has its reputation.

"I am poor, but nobody can make myself a dog," said Sheik Fakrunissa, 40 years old, lives in a meager addition to the Al-Azhar. "I work very hard."

Rubina's friends do not talk like clouds, the big day.

"She has like an angel," said after the television show Saba Rubina smiled, his white dress. "If he comes back, we have the biggest party.


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