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How Much for That 'Slumdog' Kid in the Window?

4/19/2009 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Slumdog Millionaire - Rubina AliBeing part of an Oscar winning movie can up your asking price in Hollywood. Apparently it can also up your asking price should your father decide to try and sell you.

Rubina Ali
, the nine-year-old girl who was featured prominently in the Oscar winning "Slumdog Millionaire," was offered up for sale by her father to undercover reporters working for News of the World, the paper is reporting.

The young child star's asking price was roughly $295,000. According to the paper, the price started off much lower when he first began negotiating the deal. Maybe the father forgot to take DVD sales into account.

UPDATE -- Rubina's dad is flatly denying the whole thing, telling the BBC News it was just a "dirty" operation by News of the World.

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Not Chantal    

What an ignorant comment to make Chantal about a whole nation/people. I think you're projecting, where did you grow up? A trailer home? Do you know how rich and diverse india is? And how children are even sold right here in the good old USA? Grow up and open your eyes. What this Father did is appauling and even more disguisting is that he probably won't be punished, but you're equally disguisting and morally challenged!

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Anwar    

how do we know if this is true anyway!has anyone besides BBC news tried to get the insight. therer needs to be more evidence to convince me!

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sally    

This is ridiculous. I cant believe this is still going on in parts of the world. I have to agree, why is her father not in jail? The father is saying this is a rumor, but rumors dont start from nothing. I want to know where her mother is. I was watching E News today and it showed Rubina's mother and stepmother fighting out in public over the alleged rumor, which I thought was alittle bit embarrassing. I heard the producers are stepping in and taking some actions. I hope so, because it seems like that family has a mess going on.

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