Slumdog Kid Falls Ill

After a week of glitzy red carpets and finest five star hotels America has to offer, the movie's child stars have returned to Mumbai and their family homes in the slums, and the adjustment hasn't been easy. Azharuddin Ismail, who played the young Salim, developed a fever of 103 degrees and has been vomiting since his return, says the Daily Telegraph. A prescription of antibiotics has yet to improve his condition. Ismail is the same star who, after growing tired of interviews, was allegedly thrashed by his father. Ismail's mother says her son "has not recovered from going to America and all the media interest," while Ismail says he "just want[s] to be in America still." Fellow child star Rubina Ali, who played the young Latika, has reportedly refused to take off the gown she wore to the Oscars and wants "a proper bed... I have seen what it is like in America. Here, there is garbage everywhere, people get angry, swear and shout. I have realized how bad life is here. I just want to get out."