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After all that neigh saying, finally we get some positive news about some of the child actors in Slumdog Millionaire. Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail (featured above) and his mother moved into a new home today thanks to Director Danny Boyle. Instead of just giving him money which everyone knew would either go to the parents or wasted away, Boyle set up a way for Ismail to have security in the future and a new home now.

If Ismail continues his education and graduates from school, the home will be transferred to his name when he turns 18-years-old. The trust was set up by the filmmakers (Boyle and Christian Colson) to secure an education, housing and a living allowance for Ismail and his co-star Rubina Ali, 9.

Showing his appreciation, the 11 year old said:

“I want to thank Danny Boyle for giving us this flat.”

The apartment is on the ground floor of a seven story brown concrete apartment building called “Harmony,” which sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Santa Cruz West section of Mumbai, a far cry from Garib Nagar where they used to live. Garib Nagar translates to “City of the Poor” and is one of Mumbai’s more wretched slums.  They will share the flat with Ismail’s brother and his wife who will sleep on a mattress in the kitchen.  However, his father, Mohammad Ismail will remain in their old apartment.

What do you think of Boyle and Colson’s gesture to help the child star?

Source: Yahoo