The ‘Jai Ho’ trust by the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ filmmakers
has hired a social worker to ensure the welfare of Rubina Ali Qureshi
after her father allegedly tried to sell her for nearly $300,000.
A British tabloid News of The World had on Sunday claimed that Rubina’s father Rafiq had tried to sell the nine-year-old to their reporters, who were posing as the agents of a wealthy Arab Sheikh during a sting operation.
Rafiq has rubbished the report saying it was a conspiracy to “malign” him.
The trust, which was established with financial support from the filmmakers to ensure the welfare of Rubina and Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, said that it “is in regular contact with Rubina. More