Father Tries to Sell "Slumdog" Star

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Rafiq Qureshi, the father of child star Rubina Ali who played the adorable Latika in the movie Slumdog Millionaire, is reportedly trying to become a millionaire himself by selling his daughter.

Undercover reporters from Britain's News of the World, staged as a wealthy family from Dubai, broke the news this weekend when Rafiq made them a deal for roughly $296,000 for the little girl.

He blames his decision on trying to escape India's real-life slums saying, "I have to consider what's best for me, my family, and Rubina's future."

This breaks my heart, I can't imagine a parent being able to put a price tag on their child.

What do you think? Do you think the father is really trying to do what he feels is best for his family or do you think he's just trying to cash in on his daughter's fame?

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