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Slumdog star moves into new home

Last updated on: July 08, 2009 14:42 IST

Slumdog Millionaire' star Azharuddin Ismail has finally moved into his new home, after his shanty was demolished by Mumbai authorities.

Ismail, who played the role of young Salim in the Oscar-winning film, was left homeless after his shanty was demolished by officials for being illegal.

Director Danny Boyle came to his rescue by purchasing a brand new apartment in a Mumbai suburb for 42,000 dollars through the Jai Ho Trust, a fund the movie''s producers set up to help care for the youngster and his co-star Rubina Ali.

Ismail has now moved into the modern apartment complex, and says he is excited about his new home.

He, however, admits that he has mixed feelings about leaving his old place behind.

'I like it here, it is really nice. But I will miss my old friends... Maybe I will go and visit them once in a while,' Contactmusic quoted him as saying. 

Text: ANI | Photographs: Sahil Salvi