Slumdog Dag Tries to Sell Off Daughter and Gets Popped

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

The father of Rubina Ali, who starred in Slumdog Millionaire, was arrested last night for trying to sell his little girl off, like a horse or something:

Indian cops spent several hours quizzing Rafiq Qureshi, 36, and are now anxious to obtain video recordings of the meeting at which the deal was supposedly brokered. Rubina’s mother Khurshida – who walked out on the family in 2001 – claimed she knew two weeks ago of the intended child-trade with a rich Dubai sheikh. But she added: “My elder daughter had informed me…I did not believe he would actually go through with it.” Khurshida branded Rafiq and his new wife Mina as “money-crazy” and desperate to cash-in on the nine-year-old’s fame.

Police official Prakash Salunke, who is leading the investigation, said: “Khursida was very upset by the media reports and she came to lodge a complaint. “We are registering her grievance and then we’ll investigate and decide what further steps should be taken in the matter. “When we questioned Rubina she said she does not want to go anywhere and wants to live with her father. “Similarly, Rafiq Qureshi also said he has no intentions of selling her.”

Christian Colson, the producer of Slumdog Millionaire, said: “Our friends and colleagues in Mumbai are trying to speak with Mr Qureshi to get to the bottom of what happened.” Meanwhile, Rafiq and Rubina were in hiding after giving detailed accounts of the five-star hotel meeting with the sheikh called Yunis and his “wife”. He said the sheikh had been phoning him since Slumdog swept the Oscars in January and had explained that his wife could not have children. At the hotel Latika actress Rubina was showered with gifts including gold jewelry and chocolate, and he believed the couple were only insterested in her welfare. They were summoned back again th next day, at which an assistant informed Rafiq that the sheikh would like to bring the girl up as his own. Rafiq,a 2-a-day laborer, said: “I politely said Rubina is happy with me and wanted to leave. After this they made an offer of money in English which I did not understand. “Then they requested me to leave her there overnight and take her in the morning. I refused and took Rubina away with me.” However, family friend Dinesh Dubey said Rubina was finding the whole drama “funny” and had asked Rafiq: “Father, how did you land in trouble – because of me?”

I guess you can take the dog out the slum, but not the slum out of the dog. These Slumdog parents are on one. SMH


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  • Proud ArmyWifee

    Lord help these parents and children


  • Ermy Erm is Disillusioned with Society

    omg wth

  • nina

    My friend recommended me a very interesting place _Meet Weal thy com *** It’s where wealthy singles looking for someone to enjoy their wealthy lifestyle with.

  • Nique

    Ol boy actin like he didnt know what was going on and things were misunderstood-he needs to stop lying. Anything for that paper. The least these hollywood ppl could have done was make sure these kids went home to a safe enviroment

  • Re (Gambit in 10 Days!)

    Scratch my statement, retraction!

    The director of the film said he wasn’t sure about casting children straight from the slums, because they’d have to return home when they finish filming. But he decided to choose them anyway because they face enough discrimination as poor children anyway. There’s a trust fund set up for each one with their royalties from the film…I think they get it when they’re of age, if I can remember correctly.

  • jb_1030 (.35 seconds is like a lifetime in the 40)

    This is sad what some people will do for money.

    And Nina Learn that some Threads are just not meant to have you posts. Dumbass

  • Eryca K

    The poor child.

  • jb_1030 (.35 seconds is like a lifetime in the 40)


    You are correct. It is set up for them when they reach 18 or 21. Plus they are being sent to schools.

    Morning to you

  • http://Bossip Soul Ese

    Their courts recently upheld a ruling that an 8 year old girl could not divorce her 40 something husband….I’d say they need jesus but we saw what happened in Texas.

  • Re (Gambit in 10 Days!)


    Girl…the countdown is about to hit the single digits…

  • uptowngirl

    Damn shame.

  • Bdot

    Damn, it’s real in da field. Them slumdog kiddies are a long way from hollywood na.

  • john hope franklin

    this is jacked up!!!
    still have seen the flick but dayum this is crazy

  • Lisa

    And poor Rubina…first her mother claims to want to be in her life (AFTER the fame)

    As far as I know, the only thing a woman in India is allowed to keep when ending her marriage is what she is wearing. The whole household including the children belongs to the man. That is why they always carry all their gold on the body too.

    P.S. Excuse my English…still learning!

  • CHRisty

    so disgusting..

  • Back on My Swag


    I heard that too. That’s why the women wear all of their gold on their body at all times. And mama, your English is fine!

    Can you imagine if it were the same in the black community? When the relationship is over,the woman has to leave everything including the kids???

    Seriously, I can’t even imagine that….


    Indian people are the stingiest and most money hungry culture alive. It is not hard to believe, they will do anything for money.

  • natureboy601


  • kazi


    I can tell you’ve done a lot of research

  • noelle

    I heard about that story, I figured it was just a part of the culture. For her to be already kind of in the limelight though is a bit..different.

  • dirty weasel

    back on my swag. maybe black ppl should try to stay together more

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    Should you post read “dag” or dad?

    I’m just wondering…..

  • http://Bossip Soul Ese

    Man he should’ve contacted Madonna……she would’ve paid him off on the low.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    I mean, it’s not like the “d” key doesn’t have a whole “f” key between it and the “g” key!


    You need more people!!!


  • ABCD

    Layla. that’s stupid. Learn something before making ignorant statements.

    This is sad but at least there are ppl looking out for her welfare. Too many kids in India and elsewhere have to fend for themselves. Whoever said give the dad a vasectomy is right.

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