However a spokesman for the film’s American distributors, Fox Searchlight, disputed this saying the fees were more than three times the average annual salary an adult in their neighbourhood would receive. Both children were found places in a local school and receive £20 a month for books and food.
However, they continue to live in grinding poverty and their families say they have received no details of the trust funds set up in their names.
While the trust that manages the 'Slumdog' fortune so it can benefit the young stars appreciated the great effort the royals had made, it expressed disappointment that it had not been included.
Nirja Mattoo of director Danny Boyle's Jai Ho Trust, which ensures Rubina and Azharuddin are provided for financially, said: 'They feel they have a connection with the British audience as their film, which won global accolades, was directed by Danny Boyle and produced by Christian (Colson) both from the UK so obviously they feel disappointed.'We as a trust also feel disappointed for not being invited as there were my friends from the social sector like Childline, Magic bus and there is development work done by Jai Ho trust started by Danny and Christian with four other trustees regularly supporting the kids and their families.'Rubina and Azharuddin are two of six children whose lives changed overnight when they were cast in the film to play the younger versions of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), his brother Salim (Madhur Mittal) and the girl he loved Latika (Freida Pinto).
He said: "We are mates." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
But they did not set a date for the wedding, deciding instead to focus on their careers.The film’s British director, Danny Boyle, has spoken of how he set up trust funds for Rubina and Azharuddin and paid for their education.But it has emerged that the children, who played Latika and Salim in the early scenes of the film, were paid less than many Indian domestic servants.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. I went to see this last night and (surprisingly)thought it was one of the best movies I've seen for ages. Knowing this has it altered your enjoyment of the film?I enjoyed the film because it was an interesting story and was well directed.Their parents said that they had hoped the film would be their ticket out of the slums, and that its success had made them realise how little their children had been paid.