Humanitarian news; filmmakers donate US$747,500 to Indian charity
Money will be distributed to “Plan”, whose charity helps improve the lives of children in developing countries.
The donation, in particular, will help the children of Mumbai.
"Having benefited so much from the hospitality of the people of Mumbai it is only right that some of the success of the movie be plowed back into the city in areas where it is needed most and where it can make a real difference to some lives," director Danny Boyle said in a statement.
"Slumdog Millionaire," a rags-to-riches tale of a slum kid who makes it big, won eight Oscars and has grossed over $200 million worldwide.
The filmmakers have also established a trust fund, the “Jai Ho Trust” to help Rubina, 9 and Azharuddin, 10. The two-child actor’s have experienced immediate attention since the success of the movie, and the directors want to ensure they get a good education, adequate housing and social support.
Heaven Bless the filmmakers of “Slumdog Millionaire” for your contributions to the Indian people. May your shining light be an example for us all to give something back to all those in need.