Saturday, May 9, 2009

Nicole Kidman teams up with Rubina Ali

Nicole Kidman photo
Nicole Kidman Chanel No.5, originally uploaded by NIMONY.

Various agencies report that the Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman has teamed up with the Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali in a new ad for Schweppes drinks.

The commercial produced by Ridley Scott and directed by film-maker Shekhar Kapur of ‘Elizabeth’ fame, was filmed in India. It shows Kidman as a traveling princess who has arrived at the palace in India for a rendezvous with her handsome lover, played by Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal.

Reportedly, 9-year-old Rubina Ali, who plays the role of the little girl Latika in the film Slumdog Millionaire (grown up Latika’s role was played by actress Freida Pinto), has earned more from a three-day shoot for the commercial than from the whole of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, it has been claimed.

Rubina’s father Rafiq Ali said, "The Slumdog Millionaire people haven't kept all their promises despite the media attention… We have no information about the supposed trust fund - and the £21 a month that they were giving for her studies has stopped coming… We are very proud of her and hope she continues to become a big star. Maybe then we will be able to live in a proper house”.

The money Rubina Ali has received for doing this ad is more than the total she got for Slumdog Millionaire, Rafiq Ali said.

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