Kids of ‘Thanks Maa’ BenefitBy SAMPURN
Sunday, February 28, 2010
March 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):The lives of the slum kids involved in the hit movie, Slumdog Millionaire, found their lives changed overnight, when the makers of the film took responsibility for their education and shelter. Following their example is the Indian production house, Quantum Films Ltd. Even before the release of their film, Thanks Maa, the production house has decided to bear all educational expenses of the slum children, who acted in the film.
The young actors benefiting from this act of philanthropy are Salma (Soda), Faayaz (Cutting), Baby Almas (Sursuri), and Jaffer (Dhed-Shana). The director of the film, Irfan Kamal, says, “We are bearing all expenses for their education at present. If the movie does well at the box office, we may be in a position to help them out to a larger extent.”
Speaking about his actors, Irfan says, “Their performances are outstanding, and all of them are worthy of the National Award. Unfortunately, only Municipality received the due recognition.” Irfan says that he worked really hard on them to extract the right delivery, adding, “I am happy that they did it.”
Thanks Maa reflects the harsh reality of parents abandoning their children, and will hit theaters on March 19.
-Anil A Kanojia/ Sampurn Wire