‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Star Slapped In The Face

February 27th, 2009 // 16 Comments

10-year-old actor Azharuddin Ismail played a young Jamal in the critically-acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire and received a harsh sting of a welcome back when he returned home to Mumbai.

The little boy reportedly was slapped by his father after returning to his family’s home, he was suffering from jetlag and wanted to go straight to sleep, refusing to stand outside his home to be shown off by his father. The incident took place in full view of neighbors. An onlooker claims the boy was tired from his flight: “However, when Azharuddin put his foot down and said that was it and there was
to be no more talking, Ismail just flipped.”

The 45-year-old father tried to explain his actions by saying, “I was so confused and stressed by my son’s homecoming that I did not know
myself for a minute. I love my boy and I am very happy to have him home.”

Mo’ money, mo’ problems, y’all.

Gallery Info: Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail arriving home in India and at Oscars.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. www.blahgirls.com

    Ok so the boy was being a diva but it is SO not alright to hit a little kid regardless!!!

  2. tope

    he wasn’t been a diva, u idiot, he just was tired of being shown off by his pathetic father.

  3. tope

    he wasn’t been a diva, u idiot, he just was tired of being shown off by his pathetic father.

  4. Snow Pie

    Daddy’s a retard. He need to see a psyche, asap.

  5. MikeHunt

    He needed to be put back in his place. You’re 10 years old, you do what your daddy tells you to do.

    I hope these people fade back into their slum background where they belong.

  6. Tabitha

    What a stupid father.! its a child for gods sake why would you slap him for! some cultures have to have more compassion rather than just think im the man and its is what it is! No F*** Way!!! The poor boy was tired just like any other human being. Maybe someone should slap the father hard when hes tired! F***

  7. Jhoan

    The pictures shows the actor playing salim not jamal.

  8. Steve

    Mike Hunt, is that what you learned from your daddy? No wonder you’re so angry.

  9. Belle

    I wish this ‘father’ could spend at least one week in prison just to ‘think’ about his stupid act. It must be usual to wake up his children like this. Spiritual? no stupid father…

  10. Belle

    I wish this ‘father’ could spend at least one week in prison just to ‘think’ about his stupid act. It must be usual to wake up his children like this. Spiritual? no stupid father…

  11. shari hassler

    Wow that director did wonders didn’t
    he. NOW that kid is right back where
    he was in the hell hole dirty slum.

    His father didn’t hit him the reality
    of being back in the slums is what got
    him upset. Seeing the dirty and the
    garbage. After staying in L.A in a nice hotel and wearing nice clothes
    they probably took those back too.

  12. Natasha

    what a fuckin’ a-hole! Brown parents are such tards!…the poor kid is probably gnna have to live with his parents’ abuse for a long time :(. That’s the reality of being an indian kid. I know from experience.

  13. Jackie

    Not our country and not our business. That’s what is wrong these days…too many people think they should have a say in everyone elses business and that includes the way children are raised.

    Tend to your own business

  14. Lala

    Ah yes, the White Man’s Burden (c) Rudyard Kipling. Let’s fix these people and their culture

  15. simon

    The father is an idiot, the child is helpless. The father should think about this for a couple of months behind bars. Children are not objects.

  16. Tessa

    This father is a nightmare. He’s extremely ignorant and uneducated and GREEDY and I’m sure the producers are regretting having ever cast the kid in the film in the first place. He’s the one that spent all the money the boy earned, plus he conveniently “lost” all the money the producer sent for a new house after he was evicted. Now he’s asking for more money NOW. He doesn’t want to wait for the child to grow up to collect the trust fund-hello? the money is not for him but for the child- and now he’s proven to be an abusive parent as well. TB can’t take him soon enough IMHO. Atleast, the father of the little girl, Rubina, even though he is from the same slum, has demonstrated more class and honor and dignity than this vulture of a man. Disgraceful.

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