Slumdog Kids' Truancy Puts Funds at Risk

Following recent reports that the Jai Ho Trust – established by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle for two of the movie’s child actors, Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali – was the subject of controversy when the kids’ families reportedly wanted more money, Boyle tells PEOPLE that the real issue centers on the young stars spending more time in school.

Slumdog Star Writes Memoir – at 9

She may be only 9, but Slumdog Milionaire star Rubina Ali is ready to tell her life story.

Having played the young Latika in director Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning movie, Ali has met Hollywood stars like Nicole Kidman and been involved in controversies seemingly since the film rocketed her and its other youngsters into notoriety.

Police Clear Slumdog Millionaire Dad

No evidence suggests Rafiq Qureshi tried to sell his young daughter, Sumdog Millionaire actress Rubina Ali, police in Mumbai announced Wednesday.

“So far there is no evidence of any offense, hence there is no registration of complaint and no arrest,” Nisar Tamboli, a senior police officer, informed Reuters.

Qureshi, 36, told PEOPLE that a British newspaper story that he was prepared to place his 9-year-old up for adoption for $300,000 was a “lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me.”

Father Denies Sale of Slumdog Child Star

The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali has denied a report in Britain’s News of the World that he was prepared to place his 9-year-old daughter up for adoption for $300,000 as a “lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me,” he tells PEOPLE.

Slumdog Child Stars to Receive New Homes

They’ve been to the Oscars, they’ve been to Disneyland, and now the two main child actors from the Oscar-laden Slumdog Millionaire are heading to brand new homes.

It's a Small World for Slumdog Kids at Disneyland

Hey, kids from Slumdog Millionaire: you traveled all the way from India to Los Angeles and celebrated on stage at the Oscars as your film won Best Picture … what are you going to do next? Go to Disneyland, of course!

LISTEN: Pussycat Dolls Get Claws into Slumdog Song

“Jai Ho” meets meow.

The Pussycat Dolls are releasing their take on the Oscar-winning song from Slumdog Millionaire. Super-producer Ron Fair (who’s worked with Fergie and Christina Aguilera) produced the lead vocals by Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, whose voice blends with that of composer A.R. Rahman.

For a sample of the song click here

Slumdog Stars Address Dating Rumors

Their movie may be up for 10 Oscars, but the big question surrounding Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto is, “Are you dating?”

Not each other, not even anyone else, they both insisted on the red carpet leading into the Kodak Theatre Sunday night.

Speaking to E! pre-show host Ryan Seacrest, Patel, 18, and Pinto, 24, displayed pained expressions at the very question about the rumors that they are an item.

How the Bets Are Falling on the Oscars

Second to the Super Bowl, betting on the Oscars is a gambler’s favorite pastime, according to Doc’s Sports Service, an online handicapper.

While Las Vegas doesn’t post odds on the Oscars, due to Nevada Gaming Commission rules, offline betting services do, according to Doc’s.

As for those favored to end up holding Hollywood’s most cherished golden boy on Sunday night – ABC broadcasts the Oscars from the Kodak Theater starting at 8 p.m. – the good doctor recommends putting your money on the following:

5 Things You Don't Know About Slumdog Millionaire's Stars

London native Dev Patel, 18, and Mumbai-born model Freida Pinto, 24, have captured hearts the world over for their portrayal of Jamal and Latika, sweethearts whose love flourishes in the slums of India in Slumdog Millionaire.

As the two prepare for their date with Oscar on Feb. 22 (the film is nominated for 10 Academy Awards), here’s some inside scoop on the young stars of the movie sensation.