This is so sad.
The home of Rubina Ali, the young star of the 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, was destroyed by a fire Friday night.
Rubina and her family lived in a hut near the Bandra Railway Station near Mumbai. In the clip (above), you can see the village of huts that were destroyed by the fire. More than 500 huts were affected. Five people were reported missing.
In the fire, she lost everything, including her photographs, newspaper clippings, and film memorabilia that she had saved from the film.
Rubina's family was offered a flat after the film turned into a success, however her family turned it down, saying it was not big enough to house all of them.
On the night of the fire, Rubina said:
"Along with my house, all my good memories of my time on the film have been reduced to ashes. My new school books have been totally burnt. However, I feel relieved to see all my family members safe. The fire is so huge, it could have cost us our lives.
Seeing it burnt to ashes in front of my eyes, I feel like I have lost everything. This was all we had."
This just breaks our hearts.
We're just so relieved that Rubina and her family were not injured in the fire. Our hearts go out to them.
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