If there ever was a story to make one realize how good they’ve got it, this is it. The poverty-stricken father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali plans to become a millionaire himself-by selling his nine-year-old daughter. In a bid to escape India’s real-life slums, Rafiq Qureshi put angel-faced darling of the Oscars Rubina up for adoption, demanding millions of rupees.
As he offered the shocking deal to the News of the World‘s undercover fake sheik this week, Rafiq declared: “I have to consider what’s best for me, my family and Rubina’s future.”
Rafiq tried to blame Hollywood bosses for forcing him to put his daughter up for Sale. As he tried to fix the illegal adoption deal, real-life slum dweller Rafiq declared: “We’ve got nothing out of this film.”
Then, almost embarrassed to speak it out loud, he whispered to an accomplice the price tag he has put on his innocent young daughter: “It’s Â£200,000!”
Ugh. Give your kid an extra long hug tonight.
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