I am very, very confused. I keep hearing from all the producers and big shots who helmed Slumdog Millionaire that the children are taken care of and they have a place to live and their school is paid for and blah, blah, blah. But, then I read the story last week about one of the kids having his shanty torn down and then yesterday Rubina Ali had her home torn down. Rubina was my favorite in the movie, so this really ticks me off. In addition, her father is in the hospital because he was beaten so badly by the police when he tried to stop them from tearing down his home.
I think it is time for answers. There needs to be a press conference or an interview given to a member of the media who can ask the right questions and not just ask what kind of shampoo the producers use. Someone needs to sit down with graphs or charts and tell us exactly what they have done for these kids and when, and how come the kids are now homeless and are still wearing the clothes they wore three months ago.
The producers need one voice explaining what they have done. Right now I hear this and I hear that, but the kids keep living crappy lives. There are millions of kids like the Slumdog kids, and if rich Hollywood producers and executives aren't willing to help these few children, how on earth are any of the other similar millions going to get help?
I am actually disgusted now at the Slumdog producers and executives. They think it will all just go away, but it won't. One of them needs to take responsibility and stop passing the buck. One of them needs to go to India. Rent a house or a bunch of hotel rooms and put the kids there. They need to make sure the kids go to school. How difficult is it for one of these guys to go there and do that? The thing is they don't want to anymore because there is nothing in it for them except goodwill. They don't want goodwill, they want money, awards and fame which is why they said all they said before.