Slumdog stars to shine on the House of Commons

Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz invites the two child artists to a tea party

ali_ismail.jpg04 June 2009. The two tiny twinkling stars of the “Slumdog Millionaire” are all set to shine on the British horizon: Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, the child stars of Oscar-award winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, have accepted the invitation to visit Britain.

Their proposed visit has given the British Asians, and so many others, a reason to cheer, as the eight Academy Award winner flick has been a big hit among the movie buffs, despite presenting poor face of India; and has already led to Bollywood dancing boom in the UK.

The movie fans in the UK have for several years now enjoyed learning the dance steps from their favourite Hindi-language films, for displaying their dancing flair in wedding ceremonies, even during functions and other celebrations.

But now the appeal of the Oscar-grabbing film is driving new demand from fans, wanting to emulate the style. No wonder, enthusiasm and excitement among the foreigners in the UK on their arrival is touching new heights!

The two child artists are expected to be here to attend a tea party. It is being hosted in their honour at the House of Commons. Indian-origin British MP Keith Vaz, who had extended them an invitation in April to visit the UK, has revealed their plan; and said he was delighted to hear from the families of Rubina and Azhar that they had accepted his invitation.

The children will attend the tea party at the House of Commons in Westminster, where they will also meet their fans and other distinguished guests. So you too can put on your dancing shoes and get ready to sway to the thumping beats of “Jai ho”, along with the little champs. Pity, Slumdog Millionaire leading light Freida Pinto won’t be among the guests.

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