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The Indian child stars of Oscar-nominated movie Slumdog Millionaire
have been denied the chance to travel to the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles - after their parents refused them permission. (Video
The film's bosses had decided against bringing Rubin Ali
and Azharuddin Ismail
, both eight, to all of the numerous Hollywood Awards ceremonies.
Yet they offered both the chance to attend the prestigious Oscars event next Sunday (Feb 22, '09) as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
However, the children's parents have refused to travel - or to let the young stars leave with chaperones - according to producer Christian Colson
He says, "The last thing they said to us was give us the money for the plane fares instead".
Ali and Ismail were paid $725 and $2,465 respectively for their cameos as Latika
in the Mumbai, India-based film's early scenes - three times the average local annual adult salary.
Both were also enrolled in schools for the first time, and movie bosses established a fund for their future welfare.