Slumdog Millionaire Filmmakers Donated Almost $750,000 for Children in Mumbai
Filmmakers of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire are participate to help children in Mumbai slums, where the film was mostly shot, by giving a pretty big donation.
Yesterday, producers of the movie announced they would donate of £500,000 (about $747,500) to Plan, an international children’s charity that has been working in India since 1979.
The money will be used to create a five-year program aimed at providing health care and education, to improving the lives of street children in Mumbai. As director Danny Boyle said in a statement, “Having benefited so much from the hospitality of the people of Mumbai it is only right that some of the success of the movie be plowed back into the city in areas where it is needed most and where it can make a real difference to some lives.”
Not only doing this donation, they also made a great effort, establishing a separate trust called the Jai Ho Trust. It has been established to look after two of the film’s child stars, that are Rubina Ali (who played the youngest Latika) and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail (who played the youngest Salim).
The makers a bit worried that parents of Rubina and Azharuddin might still shocked with the fame and fortune their children making, and then might spend the proceeds from the movie all by themselves. So they set up the trust fund to ensure that the two young talents receive an education and have housing provided for them.
Great act, indeed. Hopefully more will follow the footsteps… Thumbs up!
[ via Yahoo! News ]
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