Slumdog Millionaire star RUBINA ALI has confirmed her family home has burnt down during a fire in Mumbai, India, destroying awards she earned for her role in the 2008 film.
The actress was forced to flee the Garib Nagar slum as the blaze, which caused 21 people to be injured and left 2,000 homeless, broke out on Friday (04Mar11).
Now Ali's father has opened up about the scare, saying, "We just grabbed what we could and dashed out. The fire spread so fast we couldn't get back in."
And Ali has been left devastated after the flames destroyed all the awards and newspaper clippings she had saved from her role in the blockbuster: "I have lost everything, including books and precious belongings like awards, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the success of the film. We spent the entire night at the railway station. So far nobody has come to help us."
Ali and her family are currently waiting to move into a new apartment, which is being paid for by the film's director Danny Boyle.