‘Slumdog’ Tyke to Pen Memoir

Some good is finally trickling down from the success of Slumdog Millionaire to the youngsters in the film. Nine-year-old Rubina Ali, who played the younger version of Freida Pinto’s Latika character in the heartrending film, is publishing her life story. Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars, to be published in mid-July, will detail her rise from the shantytown where she grew up to her trip to the Oscars last year. Transworld Publishers and Random House Children’s Book are releasing the book and her publisher said, "Now she tells her own incredible story, from playing marbles with her friends beside the sewers of Garib Nagar in Mumbai, to dancing along to the Bollywood films she and her family watch on their old television set.” Presumably the book won’t discuss the minor drama when her father was (falsely) accused of selling her to the highest bidder.