Slumdog Dad Cleared
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:45:41
The father of Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali has been cleared of charges that he tried to sell his daughter.
Indian authorities claimed to possess no evidence that suggested Rafiq Quereshi attempted to obtain almost $300,000 in exchange for his daughter, who shot to fame after her appearance in the Oscar winning film, despite continuing to live with him in abject poverty. The girl's estranged mother made the claim and demanded an investigation into the matter after hearing about the child-selling operation in a British tabloid. Qureshi consistently maintained his innocence.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff