Slumdog Producers Give More Than $700,000 to Indian Kids
The Oscar-winning producers of Slumdog Millionaire are giving back to the children who face life in the Mumbai slums depicted in the movie.
The filmmakers announced they would donate £500,000 (about $742,000) to create a five-year program that will provide healthcare and education for children, according to People. The program will work in conjunction with Plan, an international children's development organization.
"Having benefited so much from the hospitality of the people of Mumbai, it is only right that some of the success of the movie be ploughed back into the city in areas where it is needed most and where it can make a real difference to some lives," Slumdog director Danny Boyle said in a statement.
In addition to this donation, the Jai Ho Trust has been established to take care of two of the film's child stars, Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail. This trust will ensure the actors — who played the youngest versions of Latika and Salim, respectively — receive education and housing.