”Slumdog” Child Star to Publish Memoir

Nine-year-old will write about her life in Mumbai

"Slumdog Millionaire" child actor Rubina Ali may be young, but she's got a story to tell.

Ali, one of the child actors of the Oscar-winning blockbuster 'Slumdog Millionaire,' plans to publish her life story. The book will chronicle her childhood in the ghettos of Mumbai, according to The AP.

"Slumdog" director Danny Boyle cast 9-year-old Rubina to play the youngest Latika in the rags-to-riches tale about an orphan from the slums of India who wins a quiz show.

After the movie won big at the Oscars, the filmmakers established the Jai Ho (Be Victorious) Fund to ensure that Ali and the other "Slumdog" children get proper homes and a decent education.

Just months ago, Ali became the center of controversy when her father allegedly planned to sell her. That buzz has quieted, and now Ali has her memoir underway. The book, entitled Slumgirl Dreaming: My Journey to the Stars, will be published by Transworld Publishers in Britain and Random House Children's Books in the U.S. sometime in mid-July.

Toy said all royalties will go to Ali and Medecins du Monde, a French medical aid charity organization.

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