Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail
Fame isn't the only thing two Slumdog Millionaire kids are getting as a result of their Oscar-winning movie: They're also getting houses.
Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who played the younger versions of the focal characters, will receive new homes from the Indian government, according to BBC News.
An outcry arose after the low-budget movie raked in nearly $100 million because the children continued to live in actual slums of Mumbai's Garib Nagar.
"Since the children have made the nation proud, they must be given free houses," local housing association chairman Amarjeet Singh Manhas said. "The chief minister of the state has approved this."
Nine-year-old Rubina currently lives in a one-room shack with her family, while 10-year-old Azharuddin's family home, under a tarpaulin by a busy road, was recently demolished.
"We have barely got any money from the filmmakers. In fact, whatever came, has already been spent," said Azharuddin father. "This decision is a piece of good news for us.''
Film director Danny Boyle and producer Christian Colson said the children were reportedly paid above local wages and enrolled in school for the first time with a fund set up to pay for their education, medical emergencies and "basic living costs," according to Reuters.