Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has decided to withhold the trust fund set up for the movie's child stars after reports emerged that they are not attending school regularly.
The Oscar winner had set up the Jai Ho Trust for Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, 11, and Rubina Ali, 10, after their starring roles helped the film set box office records worldwide and scoop eight Academy Awards.
However, last month reports surfaced the pair was in danger of losing its monthly allowance because the kids had been skipping school upon returning to Mumbai.
Anil Kapoor, who played the role of a TV host in the film, said Boyle has decided to withhold the money until Ismail and Ali finish their education.
'The majority of the money will be held back until they have finished their education,' Contactmusic quoted him as telling the New York Post.
Boyle encouraged the pair to get back into the classroom last month, adding, 'We are disappointed that Azhar and Rubina's school attendance remains patchy. We have urged both families to honour their commitment to ensure regular school attendance.'