"Slumdog Millionaire" Stars Reunite & Reminisce About Victorious Oscars Night in The Hollywood Reporter
It's been six years since their life-altering drama "Slumdog Millionaire" hit theaters, and now the six children from the film open up about their new lives in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
The publication caught up with Tanay Chheda, Ashutosh Gajiwala, Azharuddin Ismail, Rubina Ali, Tanvi Lonkar, and Ayush Khedekar to discuss life since "Slumdog" and even shared their future plans.
"['Slumdog Millionaire' was] more than a dream," 17-year-old Tanay explained. "It was [a] fantasy come true."
While the search for the now famous children received its own backlash, the film's director Danny Boyle admitted there were other issues that the production experience. "Some of the kids don't know their birth dates, so getting them a passport was a nightmare."
He continued, "We were aware we would have to make provisions for the children."
While discussing his current lifestyle, Azharuddin stated, "I used to live in a slum. Now I live in a nice apartment and go to a good school."
Tanvi also shared details about her new home and said, "I am studying psychology in college and hope to work in that profession. As for a career in films, you really can't plan that."
"I mean it was sheer chance that I got cast in 'Slumdog Millionaire,'" she added.
In regards to the exciting reunion with her former co-stars, Rubina declared, "This has been an amazing day, spending all this tiime together after so long. It was like we were shooting the film again."