Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:45:00 GMT | By PTI

'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving: Danny Boyle

Ace filmmaker Danny Boyle talks about 'Slumdog Millionaire' actors Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail

'Slumdog Millionaire' kids are thriving: Danny Boyle (© AP)

Los Angeles: British director Danny Boyle says the child actors of Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', who rose from poverty to stardom, are thriving.

Boyle, 57, said Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who were from the poorest background, are doing good in life, said the Hollywood Reporter.

"We sent them to a wonderful school. They're called the Aseema Schools, which are run by these women who take over abandoned state schools and offer a wonderful education, really," Boyle said in an interview to the website.

"They're benefiting hugely...(Producer Christian Colson and I) go to Mumbai at least once a year... They're bright kids -- she's a very bright girl. They've learned to speak English, which they couldn't do when we were shooting and that will benefit them in terms of (future) opportunities," he added.

Boyle said one of the older child actors, Tanay Chheda, is now pursuing a career as a filmmaker.

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