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Rubina Ali, the 9-year old who played the younger version Frieda Pinto in this year’s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire, can be yours for the low, low price $400,000! Don’t wait, act now! Telegraph reports:
Rafiq Qureshi, who lives in a one of India’s worst slums in the city of Mumbai, reportedly attempted to make an illegal adoption deal for the nine-year-old girl. “We are considering Rubina’s future,” Mr Qureshi is alleged to have told a man posing as a prospective buyer. “We’ve got nothing out of this film. They haven’t looked after us. They gave some money at the start, but they gave nothing afterwards. They gave us around 150,000 rupees (£2,000). “They’ve been talking about giving us a house, but all they do is talk.”
Not to sound preachy (which means I will be), but this girl’s father should be shot, brought back to life, set on fire then fed to lions. My heart may be a soulless void of hate and rage, but to reiterate, this girl is 9 and is being sold like a Happy Meal by her own father. I’m sorry you wash your clothes in a ditch , but maybe you should have thought about that, oh I don’t know, before you had a kid. And instead of claiming you want to make a better life for your child by selling her to the highest bidder, how about you not wait on someone else to do it and make it better for her yourself, you piece of shit. If I wasn’t afraid to mess up my fresh manicure, instead of money the only thing this guy would be counting would be the minutes to his next morphine drip.
UPDATE: The dad got arrested. This is in Indian, so let’s hope “arrested” is code for “beheaded”>
Looking for pictures of poor Indian kids is way too depressing, so here’s Indian actress Mallika Sherawat in a blah, blah, blah, TITS!!: