The Latest SLUMDOG News From Across the Globe!

The Latest SLUMDOG News From Across the Globe!

The multiple Oscar®-winner continues to make headlines around the world.

 

SLUMDOG Stars Model For Indian Fashion Week

"The fashion love affair with 'Slumdog Millionaire' continues, as the kids from the hit film have now taken to the runway to model for Indian Fashion Week. Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who play Latika and Jamal in the Oscar winning movie, hit the catwalk for designers Ashima and Leena Singh over the weekend." (Read the article.)

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Make More SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRES, Says High Court In India

"Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' has not only swept the Oscar jury off its feet, but also charmed Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court KS Radhakrishnan. Enamored by the characters of the film, a Bench of Chief Justice stated that a situation should be created wherein more kids from slums get opportunity like little stars of 'Slumdog Millionaire,' who hail from Dharavi. In a judgment over the issue of central government earmarking for the development of minorities, the division Bench observed, 'Right to live in a clean, hygienic and safe environment is a right... Recently two slum kids Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, members of minority community, depicted their talents in an Oscar®-award winning movie. Efforts must be made to bring out such talents to the mainstream of our society." (Read the article.) 

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to Unspool at 2,000 Theatres Across China

"Oscar® darling 'Slumdog Millionaire' has landed a coveted spot on China's list of 20 foreign films allowed to be screened in its theatres. Danny Boyle, who captured the director's Academy Award for the film, which also won the best-picture Oscar this year, is expected to attend the movie's premiere in Beijing on March 24. Hong Kong-based Edko Film, a distribution company, has confirmed the movie cleared Chinese censors. Weng Li, spokesman of the China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), praised the film for its 'artistic value' and said it is 'positive, healthy and inspirational.' The CFGC is the body that decides on foreign films for Chinese audiences.

It's hard for many Hollywood movies to break into the Chinese market because of the quota and also the rigid censorship process — Chinese authorities often reject films that may contain negative portrayals of China, its people, explicit scenes of sex or violence, or sensitive topics such as Tibet. (Read article.)

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Iran TV Plans SLUMDOG Film Boost

"'Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto with director Danny Boyle celebrating Oscar® wins in February Iranian viewers will have a chance to see Slumdog before many in the West... It is unusual for Iranian television to show such high-profile Western films so soon after they have been released.  (Read article.)

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MILLIONAIRE, MARLEY Are Top Dogs At Foreign Box Office

"It was less than a month ago that Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' jumped the $200 million mark at the worldwide box office in the wake of its top Oscar® wins. Now, several weeks later, 'Slumdog's' worldwide cume is a whopping $267 million, one of the top showings for an indie film. Through March 15, the film's international total was roughly $135 million, slightly ahead of its domestic cume of $133 million. Overseas, 'Slumdog' has done the most business in the U.K., grossing north of $42 million. That's followed by France, where its box office tally has just crossed $15 million. 'Slumdog' placed No. 3 overall at the international box office for the weekend of March 13-15, grossing roughly $13.1 million from 1,800 playdates in 23 territories. 'Slumdog' may not reach the $300 million mark at the worldwide B.O., but it will likely come close. (Read article.)



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